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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 9,832,233 page views. His biography is available in 107 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 105 in 2019). Richard Feynman is the 28th most popular physicist (up from 32nd in 2019), the 101st most popular biography from United States (up from 122nd in 2019) and the most popular American Physicist.

Richard Feynman is most famous for his work in quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics.

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Among physicists, Richard Feynman ranks 28 out of 717Before him are Christiaan Huygens, Enrico Fermi, Heinrich Hertz, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, Luigi Galvani, and Daniel Bernoulli. After him are Hendrik Lorentz, Ibn al-Haytham, Henry Cavendish, Gustav Kirchhoff, Louis de Broglie, and Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit.

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

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Among people born in United States, Richard Feynman ranks 101 out of 18,182Before him are Stan Lee (1922), William James (1842), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Chuck Norris (1940), Meryl Streep (1949), and Jim Morrison (1943). After him are Michael Douglas (1944), Edwin Hubble (1889), Debbie Reynolds (1932), Milton Friedman (1912), Rosa Parks (1913), and Barack Obama (1961).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Richard Feynman ranks 1After him are J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Carl David Anderson (1905), Barry Barish (1936), Clinton Davisson (1881), John Bardeen (1908), Arthur Compton (1892), Joseph Henry (1797), Kip Thorne (1940), Owen Chamberlain (1920), and Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921).