Alexander Prokhorov

1916 - 2002

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Alexander Mikhailovich Prokhorov (born Alexander Michael Prochoroff, Russian: Алекса́ндр Миха́йлович Про́хоров; 11 July 1916 – 8 January 2002) was an Australian-born Soviet-Russian physicist known for his pioneering research on lasers and masers in the Soviet Union for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 with Charles Hard Townes and Nikolay Basov. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Prokhorov has received more than 134,479 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Alexander Prokhorov is the 179th most popular physicist (down from 165th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Australia (down from 12th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Australian Physicist.

Alexandr Prokhorov is most famous for being the owner of the Brooklyn Nets.

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Among physicists, Alexander Prokhorov ranks 179 out of 721Before him are Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Steven Weinberg, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Walter Houser Brattain, K. Alex Müller, and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji. After him are Donald A. Glaser, Osborne Reynolds, Satyendra Nath Bose, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, George E. Smith, and Leon M. Lederman.

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Among people born in 1916, Alexander Prokhorov ranks 25Before him are Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Maurice Wilkins, Robert McNamara, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Camilo José Cela, and C. Wright Mills. After him are Peter Finch, P. W. Botha, Paul Keres, Peter Weiss, Vitaly Ginzburg, and Virginia Satir. Among people deceased in 2002, Alexander Prokhorov ranks 27Before him are Robert Nozick, James Tobin, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Fritz Walter, Linda Lovelace, and Edsger W. Dijkstra. After him are Nándor Hidegkuti, John Gotti, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Eduardo Chillida, Jonas Savimbi, and Abu Nidal.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Alexander Prokhorov ranks 17 out of 790Before him are Chris Hemsworth (1983), Rod Laver (1938), Colleen McCullough (1937), Truganini (1812), Julian Assange (1971), and Steve Irwin (1962). After him are Hugh Jackman (1968), Ned Kelly (1855), Peter Singer (1946), V. Gordon Childe (1892), Margot Robbie (1990), and P. L. Travers (1899).

Among PHYSICISTS In Australia

Among physicists born in Australia, Alexander Prokhorov ranks 2Before him are Lawrence Bragg (1890). After him are Mark Oliphant (1901) and Helen Quinn (1943).