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 111,477 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Charles Glover Barkla is the 98th most popular physicist (up from 100th in 2019), the 331st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 276th in 2019) and the 17th 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 98 out of 721Before him are Gabriel Lippmann, Ernst Abbe, Ernst Ruska, William Henry Bragg, Barry Barish, and Johann Jakob Balmer. After him are Anders Jonas Ångström, Hippolyte Fizeau, Pavel Cherenkov, Joseph Henry, C. F. Powell, and Eugene Wigner.

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Among people born in 1877, Charles Glover Barkla ranks 8Before him are Isadora Duncan, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Hjalmar Schacht, Wilhelm Frick, G. H. Hardy, and Frederick Soddy. After him are Edgar Cayce, Muhammad Iqbal, Francis William Aston, Joan Gamper, Louis Renault, and Raoul Dufy. Among people deceased in 1944, Charles Glover Barkla ranks 23Before him are Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Alexis Carrel, Marc Bloch, Chūichi Nagumo, Erwin von Witzleben, and Galeazzo Ciano. After him are Ernst Thälmann, Arthur Eddington, Hilma af Klint, Milena Jesenská, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Friedrich Olbricht.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Glover Barkla ranks 331 out of 6,924Before him are Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), William Henry Bragg (1862), Mary Read (1695), Alexander Pope (1688), John Ruskin (1819), and Frederick Sanger (1918). After him are Ken Follett (1949), Marianne Faithfull (1946), C. F. Powell (1903), Malcolm McDowell (1943), Enid Blyton (1897), and Randal Cremer (1828).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Charles Glover Barkla ranks 17Before him are William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Peter Higgs (1929), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), and William Henry Bragg (1862). After him are C. F. Powell (1903), Henry Moseley (1887), Thomas Young (1773), George Paget Thomson (1892), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), and Roger Penrose (1931).