Owen Chamberlain

1920 - 2006

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Owen Chamberlain (July 10, 1920 – February 28, 2006) was an American physicist who shared with Emilio Segrè the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Owen Chamberlain has received more than 154,749 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Owen Chamberlain is the 105th most popular physicist (up from 123rd in 2019), the 372nd most popular biography from United States (up from 499th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Physicist.

Owen Chamberlain was most famous for being the first person to win a Nobel Prize in Physics. He won the award in 1959 for his discovery of the particle that is now known as the pi-meson.

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Among physicists, Owen Chamberlain ranks 105 out of 851Before him are Owen Willans Richardson, Edward Victor Appleton, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Dennis Gabor, François Arago, and Willis Lamb. After him are Roger Penrose, Alfred Kastler, Jean-Baptiste Biot, Heinrich Rohrer, Ben Roy Mottelson, and Hippolyte Fizeau.

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Among people born in 1920, Owen Chamberlain ranks 13Before him are Toshiro Mifune, Ray Bradbury, Farouk of Egypt, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Paul Celan, and Mario Puzo. After him are Melina Mercouri, Gianni Rodari, Frank Herbert, Amália Rodrigues, Boris Vian, and Traudl Junge. Among people deceased in 2006, Owen Chamberlain ranks 15Before him are James Brown, Philippe Noiret, Syd Barrett, Oriana Fallaci, Alfredo Stroessner, and Saparmurat Niyazov. After him are Heinrich Harrer, György Ligeti, Mako, Anna Politkovskaya, Ibrahim Rugova, and Giacinto Facchetti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Owen Chamberlain ranks 372 out of 20,380Before him are Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Jerry Lewis (1926), Jefferson Davis (1808), Harry Nilsson (1941), Harvey Keitel (1939), and Willis Lamb (1913). After him are Robert Peary (1856), Virginia Apgar (1909), Paulette Goddard (1910), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), and Rock Hudson (1925).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Owen Chamberlain ranks 11Before him are Carl David Anderson (1905), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), John Bardeen (1908), Clinton Davisson (1881), and Willis Lamb (1913). After him are Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Joseph Henry (1797), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Donald A. Glaser (1926), and Kip Thorne (1940).