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Charles Glover Barkla

1877 - 1944

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Charles Glover Barkla FRS FRSE (7 June 1877 – 23 October 1944) was a British physicist, and the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1917 for his work in X-ray spectroscopy and related areas in the study of X-rays (Roentgen rays). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Glover Barkla has received more than 134,772 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Charles Glover Barkla is the 129th most popular physicist (down from 98th in 2019), the 408th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 330th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular British Physicist.

Charles Glover Barkla is most famous for his discovery of the characteristic X-rays emitted by electrons.

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Among physicists, Charles Glover Barkla ranks 129 out of 717Before him are Owen Chamberlain, Leo Szilard, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Arno Allan Penzias, and Percy Williams Bridgman. After him are Hans Georg Dehmelt, Maurice Wilkins, Ernest Lawrence, Igor Tamm, Josiah Willard Gibbs, and Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron.

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Among people born in 1877, Charles Glover Barkla ranks 9Before him are Hjalmar Schacht, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Wilhelm Frick, Frederick Soddy, Francis William Aston, and Joan Gamper. After him are Muhammad Iqbal, Louis Renault, Edgar Cayce, Raoul Dufy, G. H. Hardy, and Oswald Avery. Among people deceased in 1944, Charles Glover Barkla ranks 26Before him are Galeazzo Ciano, Friedrich Olbricht, Chūichi Nagumo, Ernst Thälmann, Milena Jesenská, and Florence Foster Jenkins. After him are Nikolai Vatutin, Henning von Tresckow, Erwin von Witzleben, Glenn Miller, Louis Renault, and Erich Hoepner.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Glover Barkla ranks 408 out of 7,765Before him are Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960), Jim Clark (1936), Millvina Dean (1912), Joseph Lister (1827), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), and Thomas Carlyle (1795). After him are William Baffin (1584), Richard Wright (1943), Alan Parker (1944), David Lean (1908), James Parkinson (1755), and Christopher Wren (1632).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Charles Glover Barkla ranks 23Before him are Peter Higgs (1929), William Henry Bragg (1862), Henry Moseley (1887), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), George Paget Thomson (1892), and C. F. Powell (1903). After him are William Shockley (1910), David Brewster (1781), Charles Wheatstone (1802), Andrew Huxley (1917), John Kendrew (1917), and Nevill Francis Mott (1905).