Arno Allan Penzias

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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 260,357 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Arno Allan Penzias is the 112th most popular physicist (down from 103rd in 2019), the 405th most popular biography from Germany (down from 315th in 2019) and the 19th 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 112 out of 721Before him are Jean-Baptiste Biot, Manne Siegbahn, Ernest Lawrence, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, François Arago, and John Bardeen. After him are Igor Tamm, Kip Thorne, Auguste Piccard, Felix Bloch, Henry Moseley, and Simon van der Meer.

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Among people born in 1933, Arno Allan Penzias ranks 22Before him are Jalal Talabani, Philip Roth, Tinto Brass, Amartya Sen, Francisco Gento, and Susan Sontag. After him are Elinor Ostrom, Costa-Gavras, Corazon Aquino, Oliver Sacks, Richard Rogers, and Bernardo Provenzano.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Arno Allan Penzias ranks 405 out of 5,289Before him are Carol I of Romania (1839), Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Chlodio (393), Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515), Franz Brentano (1838), and Frederica of Hanover (1917). After him are Wilhelm List (1880), Leo von Caprivi (1831), Franz Bopp (1791), Felix Klein (1849), Friedrich List (1789), and Maria Anna of Neuburg (1667).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Arno Allan Penzias ranks 19Before him are Carl Zeiss (1816), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), James Franck (1882), Ernst Abbe (1840), and Ernst Ruska (1906). After him are Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Walther Bothe (1891), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Hans Geiger (1882), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), and Julius von Mayer (1814).