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Richard Feynman

1918 - 1988

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Richard Phillips Feynman (; May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) was an American theoretical physicist, known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as his work in particle physics for which he proposed the parton model. For contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 jointly with Julian Schwinger and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga. Feynman developed a widely used pictorial representation scheme for the mathematical expressions describing the behavior of subatomic particles, which later became known as Feynman diagrams. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Feynman has received more than 7,184,299 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 103 in 2019). Richard Feynman is the 32nd most popular physicist (up from 33rd in 2019), the 122nd most popular biography from United States (down from 115th in 2019) and the most popular American Physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Richard Feynman ranks 32 out of 721. Before him are Daniel Bernoulli, Hendrik Lorentz, Luigi Galvani, Louis de Broglie, Henry Cavendish, and Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit. After him are J. J. Thomson, Gustav Kirchhoff, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, Ernst Mach, Wolfgang Pauli, and Andrei Sakharov.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1918, Richard Feynman ranks 7Before him are Nelson Mandela, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Ingmar Bergman, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar Sadat, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. After him are Robert Wadlow, Kurt Waldheim, Louis Althusser, Leonard Bernstein, Rita Hayworth, and Jørn Utzon. Among people deceased in 1988, Richard Feynman ranks 1After him are Enzo Ferrari, Valery Legasov, Nico, Georgy Malenkov, Ernst Ruska, Chet Baker, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Robert A. Heinlein, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Isidor Isaac Rabi, and Roy Orbison.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Feynman ranks 122 out of 15,968. Before him are William James (1842), Harvey Weinstein (1952), Barack Obama (1961), Sharon Tate (1943), J. D. Salinger (1919), and Grace Hopper (1906). After him are John Steinbeck (1902), Carl Rogers (1902), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Steven Seagal (1952), Steve McQueen (1930), and William Faulkner (1897).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Richard Feynman ranks 1After him are Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Arthur Compton (1892), Carl David Anderson (1905), Barry Barish (1936), Joseph Henry (1797), Clinton Davisson (1881), Ernest Lawrence (1901), John Bardeen (1908), Kip Thorne (1940), and Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839).