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Robert Coleman Richardson

1937 - 2013

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Robert Coleman Richardson (June 26, 1937 – February 19, 2013) was an American experimental physicist whose area of research included sub-millikelvin temperature studies of helium-3. Richardson, along with David Lee, as senior researchers, and then graduate student Douglas Osheroff, shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics for their 1972 discovery of the property of superfluidity in helium-3 atoms in the Cornell University Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics.Richardson was born in Washington D.C. He went to high school at Washington-Lee in Arlington, Virginia. He later described Washington-Lee's biology and physics courses as "very old-fashioned" for the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Coleman Richardson has received more than 104,304 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Robert Coleman Richardson is the 142nd most popular physicist (up from 170th in 2019), the 585th most popular biography from United States (up from 769th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Physicist.

Robert Richardson is most famous for his work as a photographer. He is best known for his work in the field of photojournalism, and he is famous for his work on the front lines of the Vietnam War.

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Among physicists, Robert Coleman Richardson ranks 142 out of 717Before him are Albert Fert, François Englert, Jean-Baptiste Biot, Jacques Charles, Frits Zernike, and Hideki Yukawa. After him are Felix Bloch, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Karl Schwarzschild, Hans Bethe, William Shockley, and Johann Jakob Balmer.

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Among people born in 1937, Robert Coleman Richardson ranks 26Before him are Egon Krenz, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Ahmed Yassin, Warren Beatty, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. After him are Philip Glass, Bruce McLaren, Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, Jared Diamond, Gennady Yanayev, and Bill Cosby. Among people deceased in 2013, Robert Coleman Richardson ranks 23Before him are Heinrich Rohrer, Lou Reed, Giulio Andreotti, Christian de Duve, Djalma Santos, and Robert Edwards. After him are Douglas Engelbart, Georges Moustaki, Nílton Santos, Don Shirley, Rochus Misch, and François Jacob.

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Among people born in United States, Robert Coleman Richardson ranks 585 out of 18,182Before him are Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), John Deere (1804), Kevin Spacey (1959), John R. Bolton (1948), Mia Farrow (1945), and Ed Harris (1950). After him are Douglas Engelbart (1925), Angela Davis (1944), Clifford Geertz (1926), Anna Politkovskaya (1958), Kim Novak (1933), and Lon Chaney (1883).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Robert Coleman Richardson ranks 16Before him are Kip Thorne (1940), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), Ernest Lawrence (1901), and Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839). After him are Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Hugh Everett III (1930), Michio Kaku (1947), and Murray Gell-Mann (1929).