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Nicholas Metropolis

1915 - 1999

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Nicholas Constantine Metropolis (Greek: Νικόλαος Μητρόπουλος; June 11, 1915 – October 17, 1999) was a Greek-American physicist.Metropolis received his BSc (1937) and PhD in physics (1941, with Robert Mulliken) at the University of Chicago. Shortly afterwards, Robert Oppenheimer recruited him from Chicago, where he was collaborating with Enrico Fermi and Edward Teller on the first nuclear reactors, to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He arrived in Los Alamos in April 1943, as a member of the original staff of fifty scientists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas Metropolis has received more than 163,247 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Nicholas Metropolis is the 627th most popular physicist (down from 603rd in 2019), the 6,614th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,228th in 2019) and the 129th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Nicholas Metropolis ranks 627 out of 717Before him are Alfred Landé, Jan Burgers, Charles Fabry, Ole Jacob Broch, John Hopkinson, and Balthasar van der Pol. After him are Boris Borisovich Golitsyn, Frederick Seitz, Franz Josef Gerstner, Maurice Goldhaber, Alfred Ewing, and Frank Oppenheimer.

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Among people born in 1915, Nicholas Metropolis ranks 192Before him are Anna Schwartz, Eugène Martin, Elio Toaff, Joe Fry, Boris Andreyev, and Raquel Rastenni. After him are Danuta Szaflarska, Olavi Virta, Argemiro, Luise Krüger, Mario Echandi Jiménez, and Alice Faye. Among people deceased in 1999, Nicholas Metropolis ranks 185Before him are Anahit Tsitsikian, Lester Bowie, Teuvo Aura, Yury Malyshev, Alain Peyrefitte, and João Cabral de Melo Neto. After him are Eric Wolf, Fritzi Burger, Henry Carlsson, Jehan Buhan, Faith Domergue, and Joshua Nkomo.

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Among people born in United States, Nicholas Metropolis ranks 6,614 out of 18,182Before him are Frank Norris (1870), Larry Cohen (1936), Norbert Schemansky (1924), Yokozuna (1966), Tom Byron (1961), and Judith Krantz (1928). After him are Russell Westbrook (1988), Timothy Pickering (1745), Joe E. Brown (1891), Steve Wynn (1942), Julie Garwood (1946), and Patrick Rothfuss (1973).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Nicholas Metropolis ranks 129Before him are Evelyn Fox Keller (1936), Theodore Lyman IV (1874), Harold Brown (1927), Charles Stark Draper (1901), John C. Slater (1900), and William Higinbotham (1910). After him are Frederick Seitz (1911), Frank Oppenheimer (1912), Leo Kadanoff (1937), Lee Smolin (1955), Edward Condon (1902), and George Stibitz (1904).