Simon van der Meer

1925 - 2011

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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, the two fundamental communicators of the weak interaction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon van der Meer has received more than 129,778 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Simon van der Meer is the 209th most popular physicist (down from 118th in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 57th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Physicist.

Simon van der Meer is most famous for being a Dutch physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 for his contributions to the discovery of the subatomic J/psi particle.

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Among physicists, Simon van der Meer ranks 209 out of 717Before him are Armen Sarkissian, Roy J. Glauber, Kai Siegbahn, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Herbert Kroemer, and Francesco Maria Grimaldi. After him are Jerome Isaac Friedman, Vitaly Ginzburg, Max Delbrück, George E. Smith, David Brewster, and Ratko Janev.

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Among people born in 1925, Simon van der Meer ranks 54Before him are Robert Venturi, Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, Jacques Delors, George Kennedy, Roy J. Glauber, and Barbara Bush. After him are Bülent Ecevit, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jean Tinguely, Ieng Sary, Michele Ferrero, and Alain Touraine. Among people deceased in 2011, Simon van der Meer ranks 34Before him are Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Christa Wolf, Lynn Margulis, Manfred Gerlach, Diana Wynne Jones, and Herbert A. Hauptman. After him are Zdeněk Miler, John McCarthy, Jane Russell, Daniel Bell, Amy Winehouse, and Maria Schneider.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Simon van der Meer ranks 112 out of 1,427Before him are Jan Swammerdam (1637), Marinus van der Lubbe (1909), Menno Simons (1496), Pier Gerlofs Donia (1480), Isabelle de Charrière (1740), and Willem Janszoon (1570). After him are Cornelis Drebbel (1572), Pieter Aertsen (1508), Paulus Potter (1625), Joris Ivens (1898), Gerard Kuiper (1905), and Famke Janssen (1964).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Simon van der Meer ranks 11Before him are Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Peter Debye (1884), Frits Zernike (1888), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), and Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931). After him are Jan Ingenhousz (1730), Gerard 't Hooft (1946), Hans Kramers (1894), Hendrik Casimir (1909), Samuel Goudsmit (1902), and Dirk Coster (1889).