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Samuel Goudsmit

1902 - 1978

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Samuel Abraham Goudsmit (July 11, 1902 – December 4, 1978) was a Dutch-American physicist famous for jointly proposing the concept of electron spin with George Eugene Uhlenbeck in 1925. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Goudsmit has received more than 169,656 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Samuel Goudsmit is the 410th most popular physicist (down from 404th in 2019), the 358th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 350th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Dutch Physicist.

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Among physicists, Samuel Goudsmit ranks 410 out of 717Before him are Walther Meissner, Jurij Vega, Marietta Blau, Gabriele Veneziano, Carlo Matteucci, and Louis Harold Gray. After him are Auguste Bravais, Douglas Hofstadter, Erich Hückel, Homi J. Bhabha, Federico Faggin, and Yoshio Nishina.

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Among people born in 1902, Samuel Goudsmit ranks 119Before him are Mitrofan Nedelin, Ernst von Salomon, Josep Lluís Sert, Karl Menger, Jean Bruller, and Tallulah Bankhead. After him are Vladimír Clementis, Riccardo Morandi, Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria, Peng Zhen, Gustav Fröhlich, and Eric Liddell. Among people deceased in 1978, Samuel Goudsmit ranks 80Before him are Pancho Vladigerov, Gaston Julia, Max Decugis, Charles Best, Salvador de Madariaga, and Karl Lennart Oesch. After him are Jacques Bergier, Edmundo Suárez, Emilio Portes Gil, Misao Tamai, George Maciunas, and Warren Weaver.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Samuel Goudsmit ranks 358 out of 1,427Before him are Lou Ottens (1926), Jacob Cats (1577), Titus Brandsma (1881), Aert van der Neer (1603), Jacob Moleschott (1822), and Sharon den Adel (1974). After him are Simon de Vlieger (1601), Johan Rudolph Thorbecke (1798), Wil van Gogh (1862), Joseph Luns (1911), Jan Timman (1951), and Ard Schenk (1944).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Samuel Goudsmit ranks 16Before him are Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), Simon van der Meer (1925), Jan Ingenhousz (1730), Gerard 't Hooft (1946), Hans Kramers (1894), and Hendrik Casimir (1909). After him are Dirk Coster (1889), Wander Johannes de Haas (1878), Willem Hendrik Keesom (1876), Jan Burgers (1895), Balthasar van der Pol (1889), and Antonius van den Broek (1870).