Yulii Khariton

1904 - 1996

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Yulii Borisovich Khariton (Russian: Юлий Борисович Харитон; 27 February 1904 – 18 December 1996) was a Russian physicist who was a leading scientist in the former Soviet program of nuclear weapons. Since the initiation of the Soviet program of developing the atomic bomb by Joseph Stalin in 1943, Khariton was the "chief nuclear weapon designer" and remained associated with the Soviet program for nearly four decades. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yulii Khariton has received more than 149,716 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Yulii Khariton is the 417th most popular physicist (up from 425th in 2019), the 817th most popular biography from Russia (up from 894th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Russian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Yulii Khariton ranks 417 out of 851Before her are Vladimir Chelomey, Henri Tresca, Fabiola Gianotti, Robert Serber, Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, and Evelyn Fox Keller. After her are Arpad Elo, Leonard Susskind, Jacob Bekenstein, Louis Paul Cailletet, Johanna Budwig, and Federico Faggin.

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Among people born in 1904, Yulii Khariton ranks 111Before her are Alexandrina of Balazar, Jacques Tourneur, Wang Ming, Margaret Bourke-White, Greer Garson, and Arkady Gaidar. After her are Giuseppe Terragni, Ding Ling, Juan José Arévalo, Coleman Hawkins, Leo Joseph Suenens, and Ivar Ballangrud. Among people deceased in 1996, Yulii Khariton ranks 98Before her are Lo Wei, Infanta María Cristina of Spain, Jo Van Fleet, Jack Churchill, Don Simpson, and Greer Garson. After her are Cao Yu, Leo Joseph Suenens, Ai Qing, Tiny Tim, Shams Pahlavi, and Petro Shelest.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Yulii Khariton ranks 817 out of 3,761Before her are Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia (1896), Valentina Ponomaryova (1933), Mikhail Katukov (1900), Matrona Nikonova (1881), Arkady Gaidar (1904), and Tikhon Khrennikov (1913). After her are Aleksey Batalov (1928), Yakov Pavlov (1917), Ğabdulla Tuqay (1886), Konstantin Balmont (1867), Vasily Tropinin (1776), and Alexander von Middendorff (1815).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Yulii Khariton ranks 20Before her are Alexey Ekimov (1945), Yuri Oganessian (1933), Andre Geim (1958), Vladimir Shukhov (1853), Georgy Flyorov (1913), and Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov (1891). After her are Anatoli Bugorski (1942), Vladimir Fock (1898), George Volkoff (1914), Boris Podolsky (1896), Pyotr Lebedev (1866), and Emil Wiechert (1861).