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Paul Berg

1926 - 2023

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Paul Berg (June 30, 1926 – February 15, 2023) was an American biochemist and professor at Stanford University. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1980, along with Walter Gilbert and Frederick Sanger. The award recognized their contributions to basic research involving nucleic acids, especially recombinant DNA. Berg received his undergraduate education at Penn State University, where he majored in biochemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Berg has received more than 316,101 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Paul Berg is the 138th most popular chemist (up from 193rd in 2019), the 978th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,375th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Chemist.

Paul Berg was most famous for his discovery of the first recombinant DNA molecule in 1973.

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Among chemists, Paul Berg ranks 138 out of 509Before him are Ernst Otto Fischer, Christian B. Anfinsen, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Arthur Harden, William Giauque, and Marcellin Berthelot. After him are Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Robert W. Holley, Fritz Strassmann, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Bengt I. Samuelsson, and Jean-Baptiste Dumas.

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Among people born in 1926, Paul Berg ranks 52Before him are Valdas Adamkus, Ingeborg Bachmann, Steve Reeves, Alcides Ghiggia, Tony Bennett, and Murray Rothbard. After him are Tsung-Dao Lee, Vasily Arkhipov, Ingrid Thulin, George Martin, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, and Sergio Corbucci. Among people deceased in 2023, Paul Berg ranks 10Before him are Just Fontaine, Paco Rabanne, Carlos Saura, Raquel Welch, K. Alex Müller, and Miroslav Blažević. After him are Lucile Randon, Pervez Musharraf, Ivan Silayev, Leiji Matsumoto, Hans Modrow, and Amancio Amaro.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Berg ranks 978 out of 18,182Before him are Virginia Apgar (1909), Thomas Pynchon (1937), Sam Shepard (1943), James Horner (1953), Gena Rowlands (1930), and Barbara Bush (1925). After him are Robert A. Dahl (1915), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), Blake Edwards (1922), Charles Cooley (1864), Dave Brubeck (1920), and Matt Groening (1954).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Paul Berg ranks 23Before him are Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), Stanford Moore (1913), William Howard Stein (1911), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), and Christian B. Anfinsen (1916). After him are Robert W. Holley (1922), Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Jerome Karle (1918), Paul Lauterbur (1929), Stanley Miller (1930), and Paul Flory (1910).