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Yoichiro Nambu

1921 - 2015

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Yoichiro Nambu (南部 陽一郎, Nanbu Yōichirō, 18 January 1921 – 5 July 2015) was a Japanese-American physicist and professor at the University of Chicago. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yoichiro Nambu has received more than 353,019 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Yoichiro Nambu is the 250th most popular physicist (down from 224th in 2019), the 186th most popular biography from Japan (down from 133rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Japanese Physicist.

Yoichiro Nambu is most famous for his work on the theory of spontaneous broken symmetry.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Yoichiro Nambu ranks 250 out of 717Before him are Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Gustaf Dalén, Georg Bednorz, John B. Goodenough, David J. Wineland, and Theodor W. Hänsch. After him are Serge Haroche, Joseph Plateau, Gérard Mourou, Klaus Fuchs, Daniel Rutherford, and Osborne Reynolds.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1921, Yoichiro Nambu ranks 64Before him are Alexandra of Yugoslavia, Viktor Kulikov, Gérard Debreu, Harald Quandt, Zizinho, and Dobrica Ćosić. After him are Peter Benenson, Franco Corelli, Mary Jackson, Louis Jourdan, Yitzhak Navon, and Paul Watzlawick. Among people deceased in 2015, Yoichiro Nambu ranks 55Before him are Michele Ferrero, Fatema Mernissi, Ben E. King, Frei Otto, Marshall Rosenberg, and Francesco Rosi. After him are Mathieu Kérékou, Louis Jourdan, Yitzhak Navon, Boris Nemtsov, Assia Djebar, and Maureen O'Hara.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yoichiro Nambu ranks 186 out of 6,048Before him are Masamune (1300), Emperor Tenmu (631), Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659), Sen no Rikyū (1522), Ōkuma Shigenobu (1838), and Mitsuru Ushijima (1887). After him are Takahito, Prince Mikasa (1915), Emperor Kōtoku (596), Jiroemon Kimura (1897), Emperor Kenzō (450), Shoko Asahara (1955), and Emperor Seimu (83).

Among PHYSICISTS In Japan

Among physicists born in Japan, Yoichiro Nambu ranks 4Before him are Hideki Yukawa (1907), Isamu Akasaki (1929), and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga (1906). After him are Masatoshi Koshiba (1926), Leo Esaki (1925), Makoto Kobayashi (1944), Toshihide Maskawa (1940), Shuji Nakamura (1954), Hantaro Nagaoka (1865), Yoshio Nishina (1890), and Hiroshi Amano (1960).