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Philip Warren Anderson

1923 - 2020

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Philip Warren Anderson (December 13, 1923 – March 29, 2020) was an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate. Anderson made contributions to the theories of localization, antiferromagnetism, symmetry breaking (including a paper in 1962 discussing symmetry breaking in particle physics, leading to the development of the Standard Model around 10 years later), and high-temperature superconductivity, and to the philosophy of science through his writings on emergent phenomena. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Warren Anderson has received more than 341,650 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Philip Warren Anderson is the 263rd most popular physicist (down from 200th in 2019), the 1,293rd most popular biography from United States (down from 933rd in 2019) and the 53rd most popular American Physicist.

Philip Warren Anderson is most famous for his work in the field of condensed matter physics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1977 for his discovery of how electrons behave in a metal.

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Among physicists, Philip Warren Anderson ranks 263 out of 717Before him are Anthony James Leggett, John Cockcroft, Moshé Feldenkrais, Rainer Weiss, Abdul Qadeer Khan, and John Hasbrouck Van Vleck. After him are Hugh David Politzer, Jack Steinberger, Henry Way Kendall, Joseph Swan, Patrick Blackett, and Douglas Osheroff.

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Among people born in 1923, Philip Warren Anderson ranks 49Before him are Edgar F. Codd, Stephanie Kwolek, Merton Miller, Erland Josephson, Horst Tappert, and René Thom. After him are Lola Flores, Linda Christian, Dev Anand, Aristides Pereira, Queen Anne of Romania, and Nizar Qabbani. Among people deceased in 2020, Philip Warren Anderson ranks 57Before him are Luis Sepúlveda, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Eduard Limonov, Ulay, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, and Clive Cussler. After him are James Randi, Jack Steinberger, Kenny Rogers, Ken Hensley, Terry Jones, and Conchata Ferrell.

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Among people born in United States, Philip Warren Anderson ranks 1,293 out of 18,182Before him are Lewis A. Swift (1820), Annette Bening (1958), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), Grandma Moses (1860), Edith Wharton (1862), and John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899). After him are Shelley Duvall (1949), Hugh David Politzer (1949), Aaron Copland (1900), Dean Reed (1938), Kelly McGillis (1957), and Lucille Ball (1911).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Philip Warren Anderson ranks 53Before him are Burton Richter (1931), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), David Bohm (1992), Julian Schwinger (1918), David J. Wineland (1944), and John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899). After him are Hugh David Politzer (1949), Henry Way Kendall (1926), Douglas Osheroff (1945), George Smoot (1945), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), and David Gross (1941).