Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

1921 - 2011

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Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (July 19, 1921 – May 30, 2011) was an American medical physicist, and a co-winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (together with Roger Guillemin and Andrew Schally) for development of the radioimmunoassay technique. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rosalyn Sussman Yalow has received more than 277,527 page views. Her biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Rosalyn Sussman Yalow is the 174th most popular physicist (down from 126th in 2019), the 627th most popular biography from United States (down from 520th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Physicist.

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow was a medical physicist and physiologist. She won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1977 for her work in developing the radioimmunoassay technique, which is used to measure the concentration of hormones and other substances in the blood.

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Over the past year Rosalyn Sussman Yalow has had the most page views in the with 27,089 views, followed by Spanish (13,351), and Chinese (4,233). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Azerbaijani (234.38%), Haitian (122.44%), and Kannada (99.72%)


Among physicists, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow ranks 174 out of 851Before her are Joseph Rotblat, Melvin Schwartz, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Hans Georg Dehmelt, George E. Smith, and Tsung-Dao Lee. After her are Emilio Segrè, Polykarp Kusch, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Martin Lewis Perl, Alexander Prokhorov, and Satyendra Nath Bose.

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Among people born in 1921, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow ranks 29Before her are Patricia Highsmith, Nancy Reagan, Yitzhak Navon, Satyajit Ray, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Vasily Smyslov. After her are Vasily Stalin, Gianni Agnelli, John Glenn, Jane Russell, Lana Turner, and Arthur Leonard Schawlow. Among people deceased in 2011, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow ranks 24Before her are Rudolf Mössbauer, Ramiz Alia, Simon van der Meer, Willard Boyle, Dennis Ritchie, and John Barry. After her are Sidney Lumet, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Jane Russell, Gary Moore, John McCarthy, and Manfred Gerlach.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow ranks 627 out of 20,380Before her are George E. Smith (1930), Isaac Singer (1811), Joan Crawford (1904), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Sylvia Earle (1935), and William Friedkin (1935). After her are Harold Ramis (1944), Whoopi Goldberg (1955), Louisa May Alcott (1832), Paul Krugman (1953), Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), and Carl Lewis (1961).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow ranks 22Before her are Donald A. Glaser (1926), Kip Thorne (1940), Arthur Compton (1892), Hugh Everett III (1930), Melvin Schwartz (1932), and George E. Smith (1930). After her are Martin Lewis Perl (1927), James Rainwater (1917), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Charles H. Townes (1915), David Bohm (1992), and Benjamin Thompson (1753).