Stanford Moore

1913 - 1982

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Stanford Moore (September 4, 1913 – August 23, 1982) was an American biochemist. He shared a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1972, with Christian B. Anfinsen and William Howard Stein, for work done at Rockefeller University on the structure of the enzyme ribonuclease and for contributing to the understanding of the connection between the chemical structure and catalytic activity of the ribonuclease molecule. Moore attended Peabody Demonstration School, now known as University School of Nashville, and in 1935 graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stanford Moore has received more than 62,115 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Stanford Moore is the 166th most popular chemist (down from 123rd in 2019), the 1,250th most popular biography from United States (down from 799th in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Chemist.

Stanford Moore is most famous for his discovery of the first pulsar, which was a neutron star.

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Among chemists, Stanford Moore ranks 166 out of 510Before him are Bengt I. Samuelsson, Jerome Karle, Johan August Arfwedson, Fritz Albert Lipmann, Richard R. Ernst, and Richard Laurence Millington Synge. After him are S. P. L. Sørensen, Max Perutz, Johann Josef Loschmidt, Antoine Jérôme Balard, Feodor Lynen, and Germain Henri Hess.

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Among people born in 1913, Stanford Moore ranks 58Before him are Witold Lutosławski, Jacobo Árbenz, Mark Felt, Roger Caillois, Jan Kubiš, and Sergey Mikhalkov. After him are Bill Shankly, Méret Oppenheim, Richard Stone, Gerda Christian, Xi Zhongxun, and Stanley Kramer. Among people deceased in 1982, Stanford Moore ranks 57Before him are Takashi Shimura, Colin Chapman, Marty Feldman, Sobhuza II, Mario Del Monaco, and Bachir Gemayel. After him are Jack Swigert, Shiro Teshima, Philip Noel-Baker, Roberto Calvi, Eduardo Frei Montalva, and Leopold Trepper.

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Among people born in United States, Stanford Moore ranks 1,250 out of 15,968Before him are Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), Virginia Henderson (1897), Trini Lopez (1937), Robert Sheckley (1928), James Garner (1928), and Marshall Rosenberg (1934). After him are Ron Jeremy (1953), Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), Rose Kennedy (1890), Steve Ditko (1927), Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), and Frank Langella (1938).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Stanford Moore ranks 29Before him are Stanley Miller (1930), Robert S. Mulliken (1896), William Howard Stein (1911), Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Paul Lauterbur (1929), and Jerome Karle (1918). After him are Stephanie Kwolek (1923), Alan J. Heeger (1936), Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), John Fenn (1917), Julius Axelrod (1912), and Richard F. Heck (1931).