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Alfred Kastler

1902 - 1984

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Alfred Kastler (French: [kastlɛʁ]; 3 May 1902 – 7 January 1984) was a French physicist, and Nobel Prize laureate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Kastler has received more than 119,957 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfred Kastler is the 102nd most popular physicist (up from 136th in 2019), the 480th most popular biography from France (up from 664th in 2019) and the 13th most popular French Physicist.

Alfred Kastler was a German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1966 for his work on the scattering of electromagnetic waves. He is most famous for his work on the Kastler-Brossel effect.

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Among physicists, Alfred Kastler ranks 102 out of 717Before him are William Henry Bragg, Edward Teller, Walther Bothe, C. V. Raman, Joseph Henry, and Hippolyte Fizeau. After him are Joseph von Fraunhofer, Kip Thorne, Henry Moseley, George Gamow, Javier Solana, and Victor Francis Hess.

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Among people born in 1902, Alfred Kastler ranks 20Before him are Ray Kroc, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Barbara McClintock, Eugene Wigner, Nâzım Hikmet, and William Wyler. After him are Walter Houser Brattain, Kurt Alder, Josemaría Escrivá, Arne Tiselius, Meyer Lansky, and Arne Jacobsen. Among people deceased in 1984, Alfred Kastler ranks 13Before him are Johnny Weissmuller, Martin Niemöller, Ray Kroc, Mikhail Sholokhov, Truman Capote, and Ed Gein. After him are Julio Cortázar, Tigran Petrosian, Mohamed Naguib, Stanley Milgram, Dmitry Ustinov, and Anna Anderson.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alfred Kastler ranks 480 out of 6,011Before him are Karl Brandt (1904), Hugues de Payens (1074), Carlos Gardel (1890), Christine Lagarde (1956), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), and Aristide Briand (1862). After him are Emmanuel Macron (1977), Henri, Count of Chambord (1820), Victor Grignard (1871), Gérard Philipe (1922), Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834), and Alphonse de Lamartine (1790).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Alfred Kastler ranks 13Before him are Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Paul Langevin (1872), and Hippolyte Fizeau (1819). After him are Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), François Arago (1786), Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Albert Fert (1938), Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), and Jacques Charles (1763).