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Arno Allan Penzias

1933 - Today

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Arno Allan Penzias (; born April 26, 1933) is an American physicist, radio astronomer and Nobel laureate in physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arno Allan Penzias has received more than 303,560 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Arno Allan Penzias is the 127th most popular physicist (down from 112th in 2019), the 475th most popular biography from Germany (down from 405th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular German Physicist.

Penzias is most famous for being the co-discoverer of the cosmic microwave background radiation.

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Among physicists, Arno Allan Penzias ranks 127 out of 717Before him are C. F. Powell, Pavel Cherenkov, Owen Chamberlain, Leo Szilard, Isidor Isaac Rabi, and Rosalyn Sussman Yalow. After him are Percy Williams Bridgman, Charles Glover Barkla, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Maurice Wilkins, Ernest Lawrence, and Igor Tamm.

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Among people born in 1933, Arno Allan Penzias ranks 28Before him are Lina Medina, Paul Biya, Krzysztof Penderecki, Heinrich Rohrer, Costa-Gavras, and Elinor Ostrom. After him are Wilbur Smith, Richard Rogers, Kim Novak, Philip Zimbardo, Álvaro Siza Vieira, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Arno Allan Penzias ranks 475 out of 6,142Before him are Hedwig of Silesia (1174), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium (1876), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), Wassily Leontief (1906), and Ulrich von Hutten (1488). After him are Adolf Galland (1912), Johann Bayer (1572), Richard von Weizsäcker (1920), Adolf Windaus (1876), Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia (1892), and Sophia of Nassau (1836).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Arno Allan Penzias ranks 22Before him are James Franck (1882), Walther Bothe (1891), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Julius von Mayer (1814), and Ernst Abbe (1840). After him are Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), Hans Geiger (1882), and Polykarp Kusch (1911).