Ted Fujita

1920 - 1998

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Tetsuya Theodore Fujita (; FOO-jee-tah) (藤田 哲也, Fujita Tetsuya, October 23, 1920 – November 19, 1998) was a Japanese-American meteorologist whose research primarily focused on severe weather. His research at the University of Chicago on severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and typhoons revolutionized the knowledge of each. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ted Fujita has received more than 443,049 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Ted Fujita is the 666th most popular physicist (down from 585th in 2019), the 1,274th most popular biography from Japan (down from 1,089th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Japanese Physicist.

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Among physicists, Ted Fujita ranks 666 out of 851Before him are Mordehai Milgrom, Paul Peter Ewald, Christian Møller, Charles H. Bennett, Friedrich Carl Alwin Pockels, and Shoichi Sakata. After him are William Astbury, C. V. Boys, Balthasar van der Pol, Sulamith Goldhaber, Ash Carter, and John C. Slater.

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Among people born in 1920, Ted Fujita ranks 312Before him are Bai Yang, Roy Jenkins, Mary Boyce, Irving Kristol, Raisa Aronova, and William Colby. After him are Vincentas Sladkevičius, Olle Åhlund, Urbano Navarrete Cortés, Mario Cecchi Gori, Neville Brand, and Konstantin Beskov. Among people deceased in 1998, Ted Fujita ranks 224Before him are Pino Dordoni, Duncan McNaughton, Erich Mende, Ricardo Tormo, Alain Bosquet, and Raquel Rastenni. After him are Kenkichi Iwasawa, Viljo Heino, Stokely Carmichael, Cesare Perdisa, Anna Maria Ortese, and Aurélio de Lira Tavares.

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Among people born in Japan, Ted Fujita ranks 1,274 out of 6,245Before him are Satoshi Furukawa (1964), Osamu Watanabe (1940), Chūhei Nambu (1904), Nobuyo Fujishiro (1960), Keiko Takemiya (1950), and Shoichi Sakata (1911). After him are Akira Endo (1933), Masakazu Katsura (1962), Akie Abe (1962), Sola Aoi (1983), Tamlyn Tomita (1966), and Kenkichi Iwasawa (1917).


Among physicists born in Japan, Ted Fujita ranks 18Before him are Hiroshi Amano (1960), Takaaki Kajita (1959), Hantaro Nagaoka (1865), Toshiko Yuasa (1909), Sumio Iijima (1939), and Shoichi Sakata (1911). After him are Yoshiaki Arata (1924), and Kazuhiko Nishijima (1926).