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William Alfred Fowler

1911 - 1995

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William Alfred Fowler (9 August 1911 – 14 March 1995) was an American nuclear physicist, later astrophysicist, who, with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, won the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Alfred Fowler has received more than 173,268 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). William Alfred Fowler is the 30th most popular astronomer (up from 62nd in 2019), the 517th most popular biography from United States (up from 932nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Astronomer.

William Alfred Fowler is most famous for being the first person to win two Nobel Prizes in different fields. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1983 and the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973.

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Among astronomers, William Alfred Fowler ranks 30 out of 531Before him are Giuseppe Piazzi, Johannes Hevelius, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, Jamshīd al-Kāshī, Roger Joseph Boscovich, and Avempace. After him are Johann Gottfried Galle, Fred Hoyle, Johann Bayer, Caroline Herschel, Wilhelm Schickard, and Michel Mayor.

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Among people born in 1911, William Alfred Fowler ranks 22Before him are Jack Ruby, Robert Johnson, Mikhail Botvinnik, Tennessee Williams, Melvin Calvin, and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. After him are Wilhelm Mohnke, Joseph Barbera, Lê Đức Thọ, Maurice Allais, Polykarp Kusch, and Jules Dassin. Among people deceased in 1995, William Alfred Fowler ranks 14Before him are Eugene Wigner, Konrad Zuse, Gunnar Nordahl, Anatoly Dyatlov, Mikhail Botvinnik, and Adolf Butenandt. After him are Dean Martin, Alec Douglas-Home, Jonas Salk, Donald Pleasence, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, and Teresa Teng.

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Among people born in United States, William Alfred Fowler ranks 517 out of 18,182Before him are Romina Power (1951), John Malkovich (1953), Allen Ginsberg (1926), Kary Mullis (1944), Richard Kiel (1939), and George R. R. Martin (1948). After him are Peter Fonda (1940), Betty White (1922), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), Irving Langmuir (1881), George Peppard (1928), and James Coburn (1928).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, William Alfred Fowler ranks 5Before him are Edwin Hubble (1889), Carl Sagan (1934), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), and Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936). After him are Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Asaph Hall (1829), Clyde Tombaugh (1906), Vera Rubin (1928), Percival Lowell (1855), and Russell Alan Hulse (1950).