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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 155,475 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Alexander Prokhorov is the 226th most popular physicist (down from 179th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Australia (down from 17th 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 226 out of 717Before him are Mihajlo Pupin, Charles Wheatstone, Andrew Huxley, Clifford Shull, John Kendrew, and Chien-Shiung Wu. After him are John Vincent Atanasoff, Carl von Linde, Nevill Francis Mott, Melvin Schwartz, Allan MacLeod Cormack, and Jim Peebles.

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Among people born in 1916, Alexander Prokhorov ranks 39Before him are C. Wright Mills, Abdul Rahman Arif, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Vitaly Ginzburg, Emil Gilels, and Raf Vallone. After him are Robert F. Furchgott, Paul Keres, Sune Bergström, Masaki Kobayashi, P. W. Botha, and Dino Risi. Among people deceased in 2002, Alexander Prokhorov ranks 31Before him are Nándor Hidegkuti, Fritz Walter, James Tobin, Jonas Savimbi, Raf Vallone, and Abu Nidal. After him are Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Ne Win, Zizinho, George Porter, John Gotti, and Max Perutz.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Alexander Prokhorov ranks 26 out of 925Before him are Margaret Court (1942), Tamam Shud case (1903), John Eccles (1903), Elizabeth Blackburn (1948), V. Gordon Childe (1892), and Margot Robbie (1990). After him are Peter Weir (1944), Joan Sutherland (1926), Ned Kelly (1855), Robin Warren (1937), Kylie Minogue (1968), and Macfarlane Burnet (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).