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Murray Gell-Mann

1929 - 2019

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Murray Gell-Mann (; September 15, 1929 – May 24, 2019) was an American physicist who received the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murray Gell-Mann has received more than 999,838 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Murray Gell-Mann is the 160th most popular physicist (down from 147th in 2019), the 672nd most popular biography from United States (down from 665th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Physicist.

Murray Gell-Mann is most famous for his contributions to the quark model, which is a model of the building blocks of matter.

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Among physicists, Murray Gell-Mann ranks 160 out of 717Before him are Val Logsdon Fitch, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Hugh Everett III, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Michio Kaku, and Willard Boyle. After him are Steven Weinberg, Donald A. Glaser, Polykarp Kusch, Laura Bassi, Georges Charpak, and Benjamin Thompson.

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Among people born in 1929, Murray Gell-Mann ranks 39Before him are Bill Evans, Zdzisław Beksiński, Francis Gary Powers, Petr Shelokhonov, Rudolf Mössbauer, and Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. After him are Bernard Haitink, Lata Mangeshkar, John Cassavetes, Ursula K. Le Guin, James Last, and Mike Hawthorn. Among people deceased in 2019, Murray Gell-Mann ranks 27Before him are Marie Fredriksson, Peter Fonda, Michel Legrand, Doris Day, João Gilberto, and Bibi Andersson. After him are Albert Finney, Andrea Camilleri, Bert Hellinger, Manfred Eigen, Tony Buzan, and Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

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Among people born in United States, Murray Gell-Mann ranks 672 out of 18,182Before him are Nancy Reagan (1921), Frances McDormand (1957), Stanley Milgram (1933), Michio Kaku (1947), Bob Beamon (1946), and Josephine Cochrane (1839). After him are Steven Weinberg (1933), Sidney Lumet (1924), Brandon Lee (1965), Tim Robbins (1958), Nancy Sinatra (1940), and Ellen Burstyn (1932).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Murray Gell-Mann ranks 22Before him are Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Hugh Everett III (1930), and Michio Kaku (1947). After him are Steven Weinberg (1933), Donald A. Glaser (1926), Benjamin Thompson (1753), James Rainwater (1917), Leon Cooper (1930), and Robert H. Goddard (1882).

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