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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 131,959 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Owen Chamberlain is the 123rd most popular physicist (up from 140th in 2019), the 499th most popular biography from United States (up from 613th 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 123 out of 717Before him are Auguste Piccard, Heinrich Rohrer, François Arago, Walter Houser Brattain, C. F. Powell, and Pavel Cherenkov. After him are Leo Szilard, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Arno Allan Penzias, Percy Williams Bridgman, and Charles Glover Barkla.

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Among people born in 1920, Owen Chamberlain ranks 24Before him are Zecharia Sitchin, Amália Rodrigues, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Traudl Junge, Montgomery Clift, and Boris Vian. After him are Richard von Weizsäcker, Walter Matthau, Helmut Newton, John Demjanjuk, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Ravi Shankar. Among people deceased in 2006, Owen Chamberlain ranks 18Before him are Heinrich Harrer, Alfredo Stroessner, Philippe Noiret, Oriana Fallaci, Syd Barrett, and György Ligeti. After him are Joseph Barbera, Ibrahim Rugova, Clifford Geertz, Anna Politkovskaya, Paul Mauriat, and Clay Regazzoni.

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Among people born in United States, Owen Chamberlain ranks 499 out of 18,182Before him are Ronald Wayne (1934), Lou Reed (1942), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), John Huston (1906), Liza Minnelli (1946), and Richard Widmark (1914). After him are Jeffrey Epstein (1953), Harriet Tubman (1820), Paul Simon (1941), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Melvin Calvin (1911), and Ruth Benedict (1887).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Owen Chamberlain ranks 11Before him are Barry Barish (1936), Clinton Davisson (1881), John Bardeen (1908), Arthur Compton (1892), Joseph Henry (1797), and Kip Thorne (1940). After him are Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), and Ben Roy Mottelson (1926).