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 93,341 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Alfred Kastler is the 136th most popular physicist (down from 118th in 2019), the 665th most popular biography from France (down from 487th in 2019) and the 17th 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 136 out of 721Before him are Albert Fert, Peter Grünberg, Hans Geiger, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Paul Langevin, and Laura Bassi. After him are Maurice Wilkins, Julius von Mayer, François Englert, Owen Chamberlain, Hans Bethe, and Roger Penrose.

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Among people born in 1902, Alfred Kastler ranks 23Before him are William Wyler, Eugene Wigner, Arne Jacobsen, Barbara McClintock, Marcel Breuer, and Josemaría Escrivá. After him are Harold Lasswell, Arne Tiselius, Kurt Alder, Meyer Lansky, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, and Reinhard Gehlen. Among people deceased in 1984, Alfred Kastler ranks 18Before him are Mikhail Sholokhov, Marvin Gaye, Tigran Petrosian, Julio Cortázar, Anna Anderson, and Oleg Antonov. After him are Mohamed Naguib, Karl Wolff, Sam Peckinpah, Pyotr Kapitsa, Stanley Milgram, and Viktor Shklovsky.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alfred Kastler ranks 665 out of 5,234Before him are Jeanne Hébuterne (1898), Thomas Bangalter (1), Magnentius (303), Paul Langevin (1872), Suzanne Valadon (1865), and Marcel Lefebvre (1905). After him are Raymond Aron (1905), Adam de la Halle (1245), Louis Renault (1877), Roger Garaudy (1913), Hans Bethe (1906), and Dora Maar (1907).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Alfred Kastler ranks 17Before him are Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), François Arago (1786), Albert Fert (1938), and Paul Langevin (1872). After him are Hans Bethe (1906), Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Jacques Charles (1763), Louis Néel (1904), Claude-Louis Navier (1785), and Edmond Becquerel (1820).