Shoichi Sakata

1911 - 1970

Photo of Shoichi Sakata

Icon of person Shoichi Sakata

Shoichi Sakata (坂田 昌一, Sakata Shōichi, 18 January 1911 – 16 October 1970) was a Japanese physicist and Marxist who was internationally known for theoretical work on the subatomic particles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shoichi Sakata has received more than 48,129 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Shoichi Sakata is the 665th most popular physicist (down from 649th in 2019), the 1,273rd most popular biography from Japan (down from 1,219th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Japanese Physicist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 48k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.65

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among physicists, Shoichi Sakata ranks 665 out of 851Before him are Hans Reissner, Mordehai Milgrom, Paul Peter Ewald, Christian Møller, Charles H. Bennett, and Friedrich Carl Alwin Pockels. After him are Ted Fujita, William Astbury, C. V. Boys, Balthasar van der Pol, Sulamith Goldhaber, and Ash Carter.

Most Popular Physicists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1911, Shoichi Sakata ranks 268Before him are Leslie Graham, Bill Monroe, C. L. Moore, Matthias Kaburek, Reidar Andersen, and Jean Cayrol. After him are Alfred Manessier, Nikolai Baibakov, Szilárd Bogdánffy, Zoltán Beke, Álvaro Cunqueiro, and Alberto Galateo. Among people deceased in 1970, Shoichi Sakata ranks 196Before him are Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia, Janko Alexy, Hélène Sparrow, Ludovico Bidoglio, Vano Muradeli, and István Fekete. After him are David Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven, Christopher Kelk Ingold, Valerio Arri, Cyril Scott, Andrejs Upīts, and Gypsy Rose Lee.

Others Born in 1911

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1970

Go to all Rankings

In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Shoichi Sakata ranks 1,273 out of 6,245Before him are Junichi Suwabe (1972), Satoshi Furukawa (1964), Osamu Watanabe (1940), Chūhei Nambu (1904), Nobuyo Fujishiro (1960), and Keiko Takemiya (1950). After him are Ted Fujita (1920), Akira Endo (1933), Masakazu Katsura (1962), Akie Abe (1962), Sola Aoi (1983), and Tamlyn Tomita (1966).


Among physicists born in Japan, Shoichi Sakata ranks 17Before him are Yoshio Nishina (1890), Hiroshi Amano (1960), Takaaki Kajita (1959), Hantaro Nagaoka (1865), Toshiko Yuasa (1909), and Sumio Iijima (1939). After him are Ted Fujita (1920), Yoshiaki Arata (1924), and Kazuhiko Nishijima (1926).