Paul D. Boyer

1918 - 2018

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Paul Delos Boyer (July 31, 1918 – June 2, 2018) was an American biochemist, analytical chemist, and a professor of chemistry at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research on the "enzymatic mechanism underlying the biosynthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)" (ATP synthase) with John E. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul D. Boyer has received more than 116,225 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Paul D. Boyer is the 210th most popular chemist (down from 185th in 2019), the 1,454th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,096th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, Paul D. Boyer ranks 210 out of 510Before him are Ignacy Łukasiewicz, John Cornforth, Roald Hoffmann, Derek Barton, Arthur Kornberg, and Sidney Altman. After him are Ei-ichi Negishi, Paul Flory, Hermann Kolbe, Osamu Shimomura, John Vane, and Carl Auer von Welsbach.

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Among people born in 1918, Paul D. Boyer ranks 65Before him are Edward A. Murphy Jr., François Tombalbaye, Betty Ford, Borys Paton, Derek Barton, and Arthur Kornberg. After him are Jean-Marie Loret, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, Yigal Allon, Gabriel Axel, Kakuei Tanaka, and Jerome Robbins. Among people deceased in 2018, Paul D. Boyer ranks 69Before him are Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Oskar Gröning, Gene Sharp, Dolores O'Riordan, and John Gavin. After him are Osamu Shimomura, Samir Amin, Tom Wolfe, Aaron Klug, Avicii, and Sondra Locke.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul D. Boyer ranks 1,454 out of 15,968Before him are Steven Soderbergh (1963), Robert E. Park (1864), Ray Conniff (1916), Christina Onassis (1950), Gary Busey (1944), and Arthur Kornberg (1918). After him are Jeffery Deaver (1950), Holland Taylor (1943), Mark Harmon (1951), Gillian Anderson (1968), Edwin S. Porter (1870), and Norman Reedus (1969).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Paul D. Boyer ranks 42Before him are Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), F. Sherwood Rowland (1927), Walter Gilbert (1932), Paul Berg (1926), Elias James Corey (1928), and Arthur Kornberg (1918). After him are Paul Flory (1910), Robert Curl (1933), Edward W. Morley (1838), Robert W. Holley (1922), William Standish Knowles (1917), and Roger D. Kornberg (1947).