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Robert Hofstadter

1915 - 1990

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Robert Hofstadter (February 5, 1915 – November 17, 1990) was an American physicist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Hofstadter has received more than 267,954 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Robert Hofstadter is the 180th most popular physicist (up from 212th in 2019), the 837th most popular biography from United States (up from 961st in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Physicist.

Hofstadter is most famous for his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid," which was published in 1979. The book is a work of intellectual history that seeks to answer the question of what makes intelligence tick.

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Among physicists, Robert Hofstadter ranks 180 out of 717Before him are Edward Mills Purcell, Arthur Ashkin, James Cronin, Charles H. Townes, Emilio Segrè, and Edme Mariotte. After him are Klaus von Klitzing, Louis Néel, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Richard E. Taylor, and Giorgio Parisi.

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Among people born in 1915, Robert Hofstadter ranks 28Before him are Saul Bellow, Fred Hoyle, Hu Yaobang, Les Paul, Curd Jürgens, and Charles H. Townes. After him are Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Shoichi Yokoi, Robert A. Dahl, Thomas Huckle Weller, and Clifford Shull. Among people deceased in 1990, Robert Hofstadter ranks 22Before him are Yun Posun, Sergei Parajanov, Lê Đức Thọ, Keith Haring, Tunku Abdul Rahman, and Miguel Muñoz. After him are Boris Shcherbina, Lawrence Durrell, Ilya Frank, Barbara Stanwyck, Sandro Pertini, and Jacques Demy.

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Among people born in United States, Robert Hofstadter ranks 837 out of 18,182Before him are Margaret Brown (1867), Ed O'Neill (1946), Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), Raymond Carver (1938), James Cromwell (1940), and James Earl Jones (1931). After him are Ike Turner (1931), Joe DiMaggio (1914), Brian Dennehy (1938), John Franklin Enders (1897), Larry Hagman (1931), and George Minot (1885).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Robert Hofstadter ranks 33Before him are Leon Cooper (1930), Robert H. Goddard (1882), Edward Mills Purcell (1912), Arthur Ashkin (1922), James Cronin (1931), and Charles H. Townes (1915). After him are Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), John Archibald Wheeler (1911), John L. Hall (1934), Frederick Reines (1918), Willis Lamb (1913), and Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921).