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Yakov Zeldovich

1914 - 1987

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Yakov Borisovich Zeldovich (Belarusian: Я́каў Бары́савіч Зяльдо́віч, Russian: Я́ков Бори́сович Зельдо́вич; 8 March 1914 – 2 December 1987), also known as YaB, D.N. was a leading Soviet physicist, who is known for his prolific contributions in physical cosmology, physics of thermonuclear reactions, combustion, and hydrodynamical phenomena.From 1943, Zeldovich, a self-taught physicist, started his career by playing a crucial role in the development of the former Soviet program of nuclear weapons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yakov Zeldovich has received more than 119,217 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Yakov Zeldovich is the 322nd most popular physicist (down from 302nd in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Belarus (down from 45th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belarusian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Yakov Zeldovich ranks 322 out of 717Before him are Nathan Rosen, Otto Schmidt, Daniel C. Tsui, Qian Xuesen, Christoph Scheiner, and John Mauchly. After him are James Jeans, Frank Wilczek, Bruno Pontecorvo, Gaston Planté, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, and Pascual Jordan.

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Among people born in 1914, Yakov Zeldovich ranks 74Before him are Demetrios I of Constantinople, Carlo Maria Giulini, Archduchess Adelheid of Austria, Asger Jorn, Lazar Koliševski, and Akira Nozawa. After him are Nicolas de Staël, Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover, Pavle, Serbian Patriarch, Shapour Bakhtiar, Larbi Benbarek, and Eugene Nida. Among people deceased in 1987, Yakov Zeldovich ranks 44Before him are Peter Tosh, Peter Medawar, Mahadevi Varma, James Baldwin, Randolph Scott, and Luis Federico Leloir. After him are Rouben Mamoulian, Buddy Rich, Liberace, Eugen Jochum, Américo Tomás, and Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Yakov Zeldovich ranks 48 out of 330Before him are Ivan Yakubovsky (1912), Aleksei Antonov (1896), Marek Edelman (1922), Euphrosyne of Polotsk (1110), Otto Schmidt (1891), and Vasil Bykaŭ (1924). After him are Ignacy Domeyko (1802), Alexander Orlov (1895), Mikołaj "the Black" Radziwiłł (1515), Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745), Mendele Mocher Sforim (1835), and Vseslav of Polotsk (1029).

Among PHYSICISTS In Belarus

Among physicists born in Belarus, Yakov Zeldovich ranks 3Before him are Zhores Alferov (1930) and Otto Schmidt (1891). After him are Leonid Mandelstam (1879) and Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski (1845).