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Steven Weinberg

1933 - 2021

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Steven Weinberg (; May 3, 1933 – July 23, 2021) was an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate in physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak force and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles. He held the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of the Physics and Astronomy Departments. His research on elementary particles and physical cosmology was honored with numerous prizes and awards, including the 1979 Nobel Prize in physics and the 1991 National Medal of Science. In 2004, he received the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the American Philosophical Society, with a citation that said he was "considered by many to be the preeminent theoretical physicist alive in the world today." He was elected to the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steven Weinberg has received more than 1,039,604 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Steven Weinberg is the 161st most popular physicist (up from 174th in 2019), the 673rd most popular biography from United States (up from 784th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Physicist.

Weinberg is most famous for his work on the unification of the electromagnetic and weak nuclear forces.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Steven Weinberg ranks 161 out of 717Before him are Nicolaas Bloembergen, Hugh Everett III, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Michio Kaku, Willard Boyle, and Murray Gell-Mann. After him are Donald A. Glaser, Polykarp Kusch, Laura Bassi, Georges Charpak, Benjamin Thompson, and James Rainwater.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1933, Steven Weinberg ranks 36Before him are Richard Rogers, Kim Novak, Philip Zimbardo, Álvaro Siza Vieira, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stanley Milgram. After him are John Barry, Oliver Sacks, Gian Maria Volonté, Bernardo Provenzano, Gene Wilder, and Quincy Jones. Among people deceased in 2021, Steven Weinberg ranks 34Before him are Lars Vilks, Donald Rumsfeld, Carlos Menem, Anne Rice, Abimael Guzmán, and Bernard Haitink. After him are Hans Küng, Frank Williams, Chick Corea, Robert Mundell, Jorge Sampaio, and Carlos Reutemann.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Steven Weinberg ranks 673 out of 18,182Before him are Frances McDormand (1957), Stanley Milgram (1933), Michio Kaku (1947), Bob Beamon (1946), Josephine Cochrane (1839), and Murray Gell-Mann (1929). After him are Sidney Lumet (1924), Brandon Lee (1965), Tim Robbins (1958), Nancy Sinatra (1940), Ellen Burstyn (1932), and Benny Goodman (1909).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Steven Weinberg ranks 23Before him are Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Hugh Everett III (1930), Michio Kaku (1947), and Murray Gell-Mann (1929). After him are Donald A. Glaser (1926), Benjamin Thompson (1753), James Rainwater (1917), Leon Cooper (1930), Robert H. Goddard (1882), and Edward Mills Purcell (1912).