Paul G. Comba

1926 - 2017

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Paul G. Comba (1926 - April 5, 2017) was an Italian-American computer scientist, an amateur astronomer and a prolific discoverer of minor planets.He was born in Tunisia to Italian parents in 1926, and moved to Italy at a young age. Admitted to university studies at the age of 17, He attended the University of Turin (1943–46). In 1946 he moved to the United States to attend Bluffton College, from which he graduated in 1947. He then attended Caltech, and completed his Ph.D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul G. Comba has received more than 22,219 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul G. Comba is the 101st most popular computer scientist (down from 96th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Tunisia (up from 5,332nd in 2019) and the most popular Tunisian Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Paul G. Comba ranks 101 out of 205Before him are Geoffrey Hinton, Eugene Kaspersky, Eugene Garfield, Peter Norton, Kenneth E. Iverson, and Joseph Sifakis. After him are Yukihiro Matsumoto, Ivar Jacobson, Abraham Lempel, Gary McKinnon, Jack Dorsey, and Richard Garriott.

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Among people born in 1926, Paul G. Comba ranks 307Before him are Abel Goumba, Pino Dordoni, Tom Tryon, Keith Michell, Alfonso Sastre, and Abdur Rahman Biswas. After him are Enzo Sacchi, Frank O'Hara, Pedro Dellacha, Zig Ziglar, Joe Paterno, and Bill Black. Among people deceased in 2017, Paul G. Comba ranks 333Before him are Ueli Steck, Zoltan Sarosy, Anne-Marie Colchen, Armando Calderón Sol, Károly Makk, and Abdur Rahman Biswas. After him are Michele Scarponi, Karl Stotz, Armand Gatti, Katy Bødtger, June Foray, and Alina Janowska.

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Among people born in Tunisia, Paul G. Comba ranks 76 out of 163Before him are Rachid Sfar (1933), Habib Essid (1949), Mohamed Akid (1949), Brigitte Engerer (1952), Taos Amrouche (1913), and Pierre Lévy (1956). After him are Elyes Fakhfakh (1972), Ahlam Mosteghanemi (1953), Anouar Brahem (1957), Philippe Séguin (1943), Hédi Annabi (1943), and Ziad Tlemçani (1963).


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