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Steven Weinberg

1933 - Today

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Steven Weinberg (; born May 3, 1933) is 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 holds the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a member of the Physics and Astronomy Departments. His research on elementary particles and physical cosmology has been honored with numerous prizes and awards, including in 1979 the Nobel Prize in Physics and in 1991 the National Medal of Science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steven Weinberg has received more than 674,245 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Steven Weinberg is the 174th most popular physicist (down from 167th in 2019), the 784th most popular biography from United States (down from 604th in 2019) and the 24th 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 174 out of 721. Before him are Igor Kurchatov, Jacques Charles, Robert Coleman Richardson, David Brewster, Michio Kaku, and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga. After him are Hans Georg Dehmelt, Walter Houser Brattain, K. Alex Müller, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Alexander Prokhorov, and Donald A. Glaser.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1933, Steven Weinberg ranks 43Before him are Jayne Mansfield, Gian Maria Volonté, Philip Zimbardo, Stanley Milgram, Abolhassan Banisadr, and Manu Dibango. After him are Ali Shariati, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Joan Collins, Quincy Jones, Samora Machel, and Bobby Robson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Steven Weinberg ranks 784 out of 15,968. Before him are Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Barry Seal (1939), Neal Cassady (1926), Charlie Sheen (1965), Robert Vaughn (1932), and John Reed (1887). After him are Matthew McConaughey (1969), Raquel Welch (1940), Steve Reich (1936), John Fante (1909), Rodney King (1965), and Tobin Bell (1942).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Steven Weinberg ranks 24Before him are Robert H. Goddard (1882), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Leon Cooper (1930), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), and Michio Kaku (1947). After him are Donald A. Glaser (1926), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), George E. Smith (1930), Leon M. Lederman (1922), Roy J. Glauber (1925), and Charles H. Townes (1915).