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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 245,600 page views. Her biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Rosalyn Sussman Yalow is the 126th most popular physicist (up from 183rd in 2019), the 520th most popular biography from United States (up from 816th in 2019) and the 12th 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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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow ranks 126 out of 717Before her are Walter Houser Brattain, C. F. Powell, Pavel Cherenkov, Owen Chamberlain, Leo Szilard, and Isidor Isaac Rabi. After her are Arno Allan Penzias, Percy Williams Bridgman, Charles Glover Barkla, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Maurice Wilkins, and Ernest Lawrence.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1921, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow ranks 23Before her are Sophie Scholl, Simone Signoret, Gunnar Nordahl, Paulo Freire, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and Peter Ustinov. After her are Aaron T. Beck, Deborah Kerr, Satyajit Ray, John Glenn, Vasily Stalin, and Lotfi A. Zadeh. Among people deceased in 2011, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow ranks 19Before her are Wangari Maathai, Sócrates, Joe Frazier, Annie Girardot, Ágota Kristóf, and Ramiz Alia. After her are Flórián Albert, Gary Moore, Rudolf Mössbauer, Dennis Ritchie, Willard Boyle, and Sidney Lumet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow ranks 520 out of 18,182Before her are Kary Mullis (1944), Richard Kiel (1939), George R. R. Martin (1948), William Alfred Fowler (1911), Peter Fonda (1940), and Betty White (1922). After her are Irving Langmuir (1881), George Peppard (1928), James Coburn (1928), Harper Lee (1926), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), and Ralph Lauren (1939).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow ranks 12Before her are Clinton Davisson (1881), John Bardeen (1908), Arthur Compton (1892), Joseph Henry (1797), Kip Thorne (1940), and Owen Chamberlain (1920). After her are Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), and Martin Lewis Perl (1927).