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Victor J. Stenger

1935 - 2014

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Victor John Stenger (; January 29, 1935 – August 25, 2014) was an American particle physicist, philosopher, author, and religious skeptic. Following a career as a research scientist in the field of particle physics, Stenger was associated with New Atheism and he authored popular science books. He published twelve books for general audiences on physics, quantum mechanics, cosmology, philosophy, religion, atheism, and pseudoscience, including the 2007 best-seller God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor J. Stenger has received more than 160,852 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Victor J. Stenger is the 574th most popular physicist (down from 559th in 2019), the 5,547th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,267th in 2019) and the 112th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Victor J. Stenger ranks 574 out of 717Before her are Lev Artsimovich, Fabiola Gianotti, Yakov Frenkel, Alfred Perot, Emil Warburg, and José Celestino Mutis. After her are Burkhard Heim, Edith Clarke, Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Artem Alikhanian, Frank J. Tipler, and C. P. Snow.

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Among people born in 1935, Victor J. Stenger ranks 266Before her are Fabio Cudicini, Christina Pickles, Henry Gibson, Ivan Dimitrov, David Ruelle, and Eulogio Martínez. After her are Ryhor Baradulin, Lee Meriwether, Hrvoje Šarinić, Omero Antonutti, Bernard Pivot, and Ronald Lacey. Among people deceased in 2014, Victor J. Stenger ranks 238Before her are Gough Whitlam, Ernie Terrell, Bel Kaufman, Abdul Qadir, James Shigeta, and Małgorzata Braunek. After her are Ryhor Baradulin, Valeriya Novodvorskaya, Warren Clarke, Ilija Pantelić, Gordon Tullock, and François Cavanna.

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Among people born in United States, Victor J. Stenger ranks 5,547 out of 18,182Before her are Julie Bowen (1970), Tyler Perry (1969), Susanna Hoffs (1959), Bruce Kulick (1953), Allan Bloom (1930), and Shirley Verrett (1931). After her are Leighton Meester (1986), Marvelous Marvin Hagler (1954), Johnny Knoxville (1971), Gene Tunney (1897), Bradford Dillman (1930), and Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Victor J. Stenger ranks 112Before her are Wallace Clement Sabine (1868), William D. Coolidge (1873), Charles Kittel (1916), Robert Mills (1927), Bryce DeWitt (1923), and James Hansen (1941). After her are Edith Clarke (1883), Frank J. Tipler (1947), Gordon Gould (1920), Bill Nye (1955), Henry Augustus Rowland (1848), and Alvin M. Weinberg (1915).