Richard C. Tolman

1881 - 1948

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Richard Chace Tolman (March 4, 1881 – September 5, 1948) was an American mathematical physicist and physical chemist who made many contributions to statistical mechanics. He also made important contributions to theoretical cosmology in the years soon after Einstein's discovery of general relativity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard C. Tolman has received more than 125,864 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Richard C. Tolman is the 480th most popular physicist (up from 484th in 2019), the 3,865th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,574th in 2019) and the 95th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Richard C. Tolman ranks 480 out of 721Before him are Ralph H. Fowler, Yuval Ne'eman, John Robison, Katharine Burr Blodgett, Robert Brout, and Pyotr Lebedev. After him are Anatoly Alexandrov, Boris Rosing, Paul Davies, Max Abraham, Laurent Cassegrain, and Meghnad Saha.

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Among people born in 1881, Richard C. Tolman ranks 97Before him are Matrona Nikonova, Adolf Hühnlein, Valery Larbaud, Nuri Killigil, Madge Syers, and Grigory Kotovsky. After him are Albert Austin, Pablo Gargallo, Max Weber, Nasib Yusifbeyli, Yakov Protazanov, and Marcello Piacentini. Among people deceased in 1948, Richard C. Tolman ranks 91Before him are Hulusi Behçet, Friedrich Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein, Eugen Slutsky, Na Hye-sok, Richard Tauber, and Kan Kikuchi. After him are Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, Leo White, Manuel Roxas, Paul Wegener, František Svoboda, and Phraya Manopakorn Nititada.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard C. Tolman ranks 3,865 out of 15,968Before him are Eric Carle (1929), Ray Wise (1947), Friz Freleng (1906), Mehmet Oz (1960), Seann William Scott (1976), and James Turrell (1943). After him are Carlos Lopes (1947), Tony Goldwyn (1960), Eric Dane (1972), Virginia Madsen (1961), John Perkins (1945), and Mike Porcaro (1955).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Richard C. Tolman ranks 95Before him are Grote Reber (1911), Saul Perlmutter (1959), Maurice Karnaugh (1924), Eric Allin Cornell (1961), Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898), and Robert Brout (1928). After him are Clarence Zener (1905), William Stanley Jr. (1858), Alan Sokal (1955), Samuel T. Cohen (1921), William D. Coolidge (1873), and Lester Germer (1896).