Alexander Prokhorov

1916 - 2002

Alexander Prokhorov

Alexander Mikhailovich Prokhorov (born Alexander Michael Prochoroff, Russian: Алекса́ндр Миха́йлович Про́хоров; 11 July 1916 – 8 January 2002) was an Australian-born 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 111,101 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 166th most popular physicist.

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  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.35

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Among physicists, Alexander Prokhorov ranks 165 out of 659Before him are Benjamin Thompson, Leo Szilard, Ilya Frank, Pyotr Kapitsa, Kip Thorne, and Martin Lewis Perl. After him are Rudolf Mössbauer, Steven Weinberg, James Cronin, Heinrich Rohrer, Kai Siegbahn, and Igor Kurchatov.

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Among people born in 1916, Alexander Prokhorov ranks 21Before him are Yehudi Menuhin, Hans Eysenck, João Havelange, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Maurice Wilkins, and Camilo José Cela. After him are Vitaly Ginzburg, Harold Wilson, Jean Dausset, Robert McNamara, Robert F. Furchgott, and Tsutomu Yamaguchi. Among people deceased in 2002, Alexander Prokhorov ranks 22Before him are James Coburn, Ivan Illich, Richard Harris, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Edsger W. Dijkstra, and Camilo José Cela. After him are Rod Steiger, James Tobin, Linda Lovelace, Robert Nozick, Fritz Walter, and Nándor Hidegkuti.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Alexander Prokhorov ranks 12 out of 575Before him are Jack Brabham (1926), Steve Irwin (1962), Elton Mayo (1880), Errol Flynn (1909), Cate Blanchett (1969), and Chris Hemsworth (1983). After him are Rupert Murdoch (1931), Peter Singer (1946), Colleen McCullough (1937), Hugh Jackman (1968), Heath Ledger (1979), and John Eccles (1903).

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).

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