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 121,601 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Owen Chamberlain is the 140th most popular physicist (down from 104th in 2019), the 613th most popular biography from United States (down from 340th in 2019) and the 14th 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 140 out of 721Before him are Paul Langevin, Laura Bassi, Alfred Kastler, Maurice Wilkins, Julius von Mayer, and François Englert. After him are Hans Bethe, Roger Penrose, Ilya Frank, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Frits Zernike, and Benjamin Thompson.

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Among people born in 1920, Owen Chamberlain ranks 27Before him are Frank Herbert, Melina Mercouri, Amália Rodrigues, John Demjanjuk, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Richard von Weizsäcker. After him are Mickey Rooney, Walter Matthau, Ravi Shankar, François Jacob, Douglass North, and Fritz Walter. Among people deceased in 2006, Owen Chamberlain ranks 20Before him are Oriana Fallaci, Alfredo Stroessner, Syd Barrett, György Ligeti, Joseph Barbera, and Clifford Geertz. After him are Paul Mauriat, Giacinto Facchetti, Clay Regazzoni, Ibrahim Rugova, Robert Altman, and Choi Kyu-hah.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Owen Chamberlain ranks 613 out of 15,968Before him are Bill Russell (1934), Dolly Parton (1946), Gwen Stefani (1969), Ellen Burstyn (1932), Oliver Stone (1946), and Oliver E. Williamson (1932). After him are Eugene O'Neill (1888), John Huston (1906), Kenny Rogers (1938), Harold Lasswell (1902), Robert McNamara (1916), and Kary Mullis (1944).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Owen Chamberlain ranks 14Before him are Clinton Davisson (1881), Ernest Lawrence (1901), John Bardeen (1908), Kip Thorne (1940), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), and Percy Williams Bridgman (1882). After him are Benjamin Thompson (1753), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Hugh Everett III (1930), Robert H. Goddard (1882), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), and Ben Roy Mottelson (1926).