CHEMIST

Osamu Shimomura

1928 - 2018

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Osamu Shimomura (下村 脩, Shimomura Osamu, August 27, 1928 – October 19, 2018) was a Japanese organic chemist and marine biologist, and professor emeritus at Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Boston University School of Medicine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Osamu Shimomura has received more than 217,050 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Osamu Shimomura is the 201st most popular chemist (up from 216th in 2019), the 224th most popular biography from Japan (up from 235th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Chemist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 220k

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  • 61.17

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 60

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Osamu Shimomuras by language

Over the past year Osamu Shimomura has had the most page views in the with 41,013 views, followed by English (20,991), and Chinese (8,978). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (126.97%), Southern Azerbaijani (68.84%), and Latin (68.00%)

Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Osamu Shimomura ranks 201 out of 602Before him are Robert Curl, William Standish Knowles, Louis Jacques Thénard, Max Perutz, John Vane, and Hermann Kolbe. After him are Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Mario J. Molina, Nikolay Semyonov, Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Kenichi Fukui, and John Fenn.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1928, Osamu Shimomura ranks 68Before him are Giampiero Boniperti, Gene Sharp, Joe Jackson, Musa al-Sadr, Hans Modrow, and Manfred Rommel. After him are Erik Bruhn, Robert Badinter, Zhu Rongji, Adam West, Gaston Thorn, and Bernard Buffet. Among people deceased in 2018, Osamu Shimomura ranks 56Before him are Paul D. Boyer, Gene Sharp, Joe Jackson, Ruud Lubbers, Wim Kok, and Jean-Louis Tauran. After him are Gérard Genette, Dorothy Malone, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Joël Robuchon, Scott Wilson, and Aaron Klug.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Osamu Shimomura ranks 224 out of 6,245Before him are Emperor Go-Kashiwabara (1464), Emperor Shōkō (1401), Empress Jingū (169), Takashi Shimura (1905), Emperor Sutoku (1119), and Emperor Kenzō (450). After him are Kyu Sakamoto (1941), Emperor Ankō (401), Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni (1887), Mikao Usui (1865), Fujiko Fujio (1934), and Kenichi Fukui (1918).

Among CHEMISTS In Japan

Among chemists born in Japan, Osamu Shimomura ranks 2Before him are Akira Suzuki (1930). After him are Kenichi Fukui (1918), Satoshi Ōmura (1935), Hideki Shirakawa (1936), Ryōji Noyori (1938), Kikunae Ikeda (1864), Kaoru Ishikawa (1915), Akira Yoshino (1948), Koichi Tanaka (1959), Takamine Jōkichi (1854), and Masatoshi Shima (1943).