Simon van der Meer

1925 - 2011

Simon van der Meer

Simon van der Meer (24 November 1925 – 4 March 2011) was a Dutch particle accelerator physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Carlo Rubbia for contributions to the CERN project which led to the discovery of the W and Z particles, two of the most fundamental constituents of matter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon van der Meer has received more than 91,934 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 128th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Simon van der Meer ranks 127 out of 659Before him are Peter Grünberg, Walter Houser Brattain, Igor Tamm, Ernst Ruska, John Robert Schrieffer, and Jean-Baptiste Biot. After him are Johann Jakob Balmer, François Englert, Karl Schwarzschild, Ben Roy Mottelson, Joseph Henry, and Willard Boyle.

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Among people born in 1925, Simon van der Meer ranks 27Before him are Giorgio Napolitano, Rock Hudson, Douglas Engelbart, Ananda Mahidol, Jack Lemmon, and Peter Sellers. After him are Angela Lansbury, Frantz Fanon, Pierre Boulez, Nílton Santos, Robert Edwards, and Wong Fei-hung. Among people deceased in 2011, Simon van der Meer ranks 16Before him are Cesária Évora, Wangari Maathai, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Sócrates, Ramiz Alia, and Ágota Kristóf. After him are Willard Boyle, Joe Frazier, Annie Girardot, Dennis Ritchie, Necmettin Erbakan, and Gary Moore.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Simon van der Meer ranks 48 out of 908Before him are Ruud Gullit (1962), Theo van Gogh (1857), Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Sophia of Hanover (1630), and Louis van Gaal (1951). After him are Jan Tinbergen (1903), Marco van Basten (1964), Theo van Doesburg (1883), Jacob Roggeveen (1659), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), and Frits Zernike (1888).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Simon van der Meer ranks 9Before him are Daniel Bernoulli (1700), Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Pieter Zeeman (1865), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Peter Debye (1884), and Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920). After him are Frits Zernike (1888), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), Gerard 't Hooft (1946), Jan Ingenhousz (1730), Hendrik Casimir (1909), and Hans Kramers (1894).