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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 129,467 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Paul D. Boyer is the 162nd most popular chemist (up from 210th in 2019), the 1,144th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,453rd in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, Paul D. Boyer ranks 162 out of 509Before him are John Frederic Daniell, Wilfrid Voynich, Heinrich Gustav Magnus, Satoshi Ōmura, Akira Suzuki, and Robert Bruce Merrifield. After him are Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Nicolas Leblanc, Roald Hoffmann, Hans von Euler-Chelpin, Robert Huber, and Robert S. Mulliken.

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Among people born in 1918, Paul D. Boyer ranks 49Before him are Ahmed Deedat, Patricio Aylwin, Yasuhiro Nakasone, Robert Aldrich, Sam Walton, and Hans Scholl. After him are Edward A. Murphy Jr., Julian Schwinger, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Arthur Kornberg, John Forsythe, and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Among people deceased in 2018, Paul D. Boyer ranks 50Before him are Jens Christian Skou, Milena Dravić, Claude Lanzmann, Günter Blobel, Joël Robuchon, and Jean-Louis Tauran. After him are Scott Wilson, Reynaldo Bignone, Gérard Genette, Dolores O'Riordan, Shoko Asahara, and Sondra Locke.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul D. Boyer ranks 1,144 out of 18,182Before him are Sam Walton (1918), Martha Washington (1731), Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925), Jackie Robinson (1919), Arthur Ashe (1943), and James Cagney (1899). After him are Sylvia Earle (1935), Neil Diamond (1941), James Brolin (1940), Sonny Liston (1932), Adam West (1928), and Daniel Keyes (1927).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Paul D. Boyer ranks 31Before him are Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Jerome Karle (1918), Paul Lauterbur (1929), Stanley Miller (1930), Paul Flory (1910), and Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921). After him are Robert S. Mulliken (1896), Wallace Carothers (1896), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), Arthur Kornberg (1918), Walter Gilbert (1932), and Alan J. Heeger (1936).