Patrick Blackett

1897 - 1974

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Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett (18 November 1897 – 13 July 1974) was a British experimental physicist known for his work on cloud chambers, cosmic rays, and paleomagnetism, winning the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1948. In 1925 he became the first person to prove that radioactivity could cause the nuclear transmutation of one chemical element to another. He also made a major contribution in World War II advising on military strategy and developing operational research. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick Blackett has received more than 141,591 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Patrick Blackett is the 246th most popular physicist (down from 196th in 2019), the 797th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 532nd in 2019) and the 34th most popular British Physicist.

Patrick Blackett was a British physicist who is most famous for his work in the field of quantum mechanics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1948.

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Among physicists, Patrick Blackett ranks 246 out of 721Before him are Martinus J. G. Veltman, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Nevill Francis Mott, Julian Schwinger, Leo Esaki, and Fritjof Capra. After him are Klaus Fuchs, Clifford Shull, Bertram Brockhouse, Herbert Kroemer, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, and Giovanni Battista Venturi.

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Among people born in 1897, Patrick Blackett ranks 48Before him are Herbert Gille, John Franklin Enders, Joseph Berchtold, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. After him are Georg Wittig, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Leonid Govorov, Virginia Henderson, Dmitry Pavlov, and Tarjei Vesaas. Among people deceased in 1974, Patrick Blackett ranks 32Before him are Fritz Zwicky, Walter Lippmann, Zalman Shazar, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Marcel Pagnol, and Nikolai Kuznetsov. After him are Virginia Apgar, Walter Brennan, James J. Braddock, Hilda Gadea, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, and René Spitz.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Patrick Blackett ranks 797 out of 6,924Before him are Henry Tingle Wilde (1872), Danny Boyle (1956), Thomas Mun (1571), Ian Curtis (1956), Tilda Swinton (1960), and Tom Hardy (1977). After him are David McCallum (1933), David Cameron (1966), Keith Moon (1946), Michael Atiyah (1929), George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866), and Vera Lynn (1917).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Patrick Blackett ranks 34Before him are Joseph Swan (1828), David J. Thouless (1934), John Cockcroft (1897), Anthony James Leggett (1938), Daniel Rutherford (1749), and Nevill Francis Mott (1905). After him are John Kendrew (1917), Peter Mansfield (1933), Andrew Huxley (1917), Brian Josephson (1940), Charles Wheatstone (1802), and Stephen Hales (1677).