Steven Weinberg

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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 984,742 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, Steven Weinberg ranks 174 out of 721Before 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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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 15,968Before 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).