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 64,323 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Stanford Moore is the 114th most popular chemist (up from 166th in 2019), the 806th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,249th in 2019) and the 18th most popular 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 114 out of 509Before him are Carl Ferdinand Cori, Antoni Grabowski, Wendell Meredith Stanley, Heinrich Otto Wieland, Paul J. Crutzen, and James Dewar. After him are Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Leopold Ružička, Avram Hershko, John Macleod, Casimir Funk, and Richard R. Ernst.

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Among people born in 1913, Stanford Moore ranks 36Before him are Erich Priebke, Frances Farmer, Silvio Piola, Witold Lutosławski, Leônidas, and Carmen Amaya. After him are Artur Axmann, Wolfgang Paul, Roger Wolcott Sperry, René Clément, Willis Lamb, and Gert Fröbe. Among people deceased in 1982, Stanford Moore ranks 36Before him are Hugo Theorell, Helen of Greece and Denmark, Georges Perec, Curd Jürgens, Cevdet Sunay, and John Belushi. After him are Władysław Gomułka, Thelonious Monk, Jiro Horikoshi, Walther Wenck, Lee Strasberg, and Peter Weiss.

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Among people born in United States, Stanford Moore ranks 806 out of 18,182Before him are Joseph Campbell (1904), Robert Solow (1924), Danny Glover (1946), John Belushi (1949), Theodore Schultz (1902), and Hilary Putnam (1926). After him are Ice-T (1958), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Louise Hay (1926), Christopher Lambert (1957), Bugsy Siegel (1906), and Nancy Pelosi (1940).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Stanford Moore ranks 18Before him are Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Harold Urey (1893), Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Willard Libby (1908), James B. Sumner (1887), and Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904). After him are William Howard Stein (1911), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), Paul Berg (1926), and Robert W. Holley (1922).