Norman Foster Ramsey Jr.

1915 - 2011

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Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (August 27, 1915 – November 4, 2011) was an American physicist who was awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of the separated oscillatory field method (see Ramsey interferometry), which had important applications in the construction of atomic clocks. A physics professor at Harvard University for most of his career, Ramsey also held several posts with such government and international agencies as NATO and the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. has received more than 122,585 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. is the 219th most popular physicist (down from 184th in 2019), the 880th most popular biography from United States (down from 848th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular American Physicist.

Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. is most famous for being the youngest person to receive a Nobel Prize in any field. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988 at the age of 31 for his work in quantum physics.

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Over the past year Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. has had the most page views in the with 10,227 views, followed by Chinese (6,399), and Persian (2,539). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (224.89%), Mingrelian (128.42%), and Ido (63.37%)


Among physicists, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. ranks 219 out of 851Before him are Yoichiro Nambu, Abdus Salam, Jerome Isaac Friedman, Leon Cooper, Clifford Shull, and Chien-Shiung Wu. After him are Vitaly Ginzburg, John L. Hall, John Clauser, Murray Gell-Mann, Sheldon Lee Glashow, and Roy J. Glauber.

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Among people born in 1915, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. ranks 30Before him are Saul Bellow, Curd Jürgens, Charles H. Townes, Les Paul, Robert Hofstadter, and Clifford Shull. After him are Aziz Nesin, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Thomas Huckle Weller, Brother Roger, Shoichi Yokoi, and Rudolf Kirchschläger. Among people deceased in 2011, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. ranks 34Before him are Gary Moore, John McCarthy, Manfred Gerlach, Necmettin Erbakan, Christa Wolf, and Ralph M. Steinman. After him are Herbert A. Hauptman, Ernesto Sabato, Lynn Margulis, Jorge Semprún, Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Tomislav Ivić.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. ranks 880 out of 20,380Before him are Wyatt Earp (1848), John Reed (1887), Hulk Hogan (1953), Raymond Carver (1938), Ginger Rogers (1911), and Steve Buscemi (1957). After him are Linda Hamilton (1956), John L. Hall (1934), John Clauser (1942), Michelle Obama (1964), Clifford Geertz (1926), and Winona Ryder (1971).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. ranks 43Before him are James Cronin (1931), David Lee (1931), Arthur Ashkin (1922), Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), Leon Cooper (1930), and Clifford Shull (1915). After him are John L. Hall (1934), John Clauser (1942), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), Roy J. Glauber (1925), and Frederick Reines (1918).