Sidney Altman

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Sidney Altman (May 7, 1939 – April 5, 2022) was a Canadian-American molecular biologist, who was the Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Chemistry at Yale University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sidney Altman has received more than 162,902 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Sidney Altman is the 234th most popular chemist (down from 209th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Canada (down from 57th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Chemist.

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Among chemists, Sidney Altman ranks 234 out of 509Before him are Friedrich Sertürner, William Lipscomb, Nikolay Semyonov, William Hyde Wollaston, Mária Telkes, and John E. Walker. After him are Richard F. Heck, Nikolay Zelinsky, Mario J. Molina, Paul L. Modrich, Joseph L. Goldstein, and Henri Victor Regnault.

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Among people born in 1939, Sidney Altman ranks 73Before him are Dale T. Mortensen, Eugene Fama, Claudio Magris, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Emil Constantinescu, and Pak Pong-ju. After him are Fritjof Capra, Bernard Kouchner, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Ion Țiriac, Cynthia Lennon, and Ruud Lubbers.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Sidney Altman ranks 63 out of 1,350Before him are Pamela Anderson (1967), Glenn Ford (1916), Maud Lewis (1903), Ryan Gosling (1980), Mack Sennett (1880), and John Candy (1950). After him are Mike Myers (1963), Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (1943), Oscar Peterson (1925), David H. Hubel (1926), Linda Evangelista (1965), and Edward Dmytryk (1908).

Among CHEMISTS In Canada

Among chemists born in Canada, Sidney Altman ranks 2Before him are William Giauque (1895). After him are Rudolph A. Marcus (1923), Henry Taube (1915), and Maud Menten (1879).