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Robert B. Laughlin

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Robert Betts Laughlin (born November 1, 1950) is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University. Along with Horst L. Störmer of Columbia University and Daniel C. Tsui of Princeton University, he was awarded a share of the 1998 Nobel Prize in physics for their explanation of the fractional quantum Hall effect. In 1983, Laughlin was first to provide a many body wave function, now known as the Laughlin wavefunction, for the fractional quantum hall effect, which was able to correctly explain the fractionalized charge observed in experiments. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert B. Laughlin has received more than 195,690 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Robert B. Laughlin is the 356th most popular physicist (up from 388th in 2019), the 2,347th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,756th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Robert B. Laughlin ranks 356 out of 717Before him are Galileo Ferraris, Hans Kramers, William Sturgeon, Luis Walter Alvarez, Georg Wilhelm Richmann, and Walter H. Schottky. After him are Abram Ioffe, Oskar Klein, Paul Drude, Louis Slotin, Anna Mani, and Nick Holonyak.

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Among people born in 1950, Robert B. Laughlin ranks 91Before him are Hiroshi Kanazawa, Alberto Juantorena, Anghel Iordănescu, William Sadler, Mark Spitz, and Jean-Marc Ayrault. After him are Karen Carpenter, Mithun Chakraborty, Joe Perry, Ernesto Samper, Mory Kanté, and Neda Ukraden.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert B. Laughlin ranks 2,347 out of 18,182Before him are Don S. Davis (1942), Eddie Eagan (1897), Chris Noth (1954), Cornell Woolrich (1903), Katy Perry (1984), and Lester Young (1909). After him are Annie Oakley (1860), Harry Dexter White (1892), Stefanie Powers (1942), Daniel Stern (1957), Grace Moore (1898), and Harry Nilsson (1941).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Robert B. Laughlin ranks 72Before him are John Mauchly (1907), Frank Wilczek (1951), Karl Guthe Jansky (1905), Walter A. Shewhart (1891), Edward Witten (1951), and Luis Walter Alvarez (1911). After him are Nick Holonyak (1928), Edwin Hall (1855), Ralph Asher Alpher (1921), Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901), Carl Wieman (1951), and Edwin H. Land (1909).