Chester Carlson

1906 - 1968

Chester Carlson

Chester Floyd Carlson (February 8, 1906 – September 19, 1968) was an American physicist, inventor, and patent attorney born in Seattle, Washington. He is best known for inventing electrophotography, the process performed today by millions of photocopiers worldwide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chester Carlson has received more than 200,643 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 454th most popular physicist.

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  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.99

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Among physicists, Chester Carlson ranks 453 out of 659Before him are Sameera Moussa, Johann Christian Poggendorff, Boris Podolsky, Edoardo Amaldi, Claude Pouillet, and Alexis Thérèse Petit. After him are Boris Rosing, Walther Ritz, Stefan Hell, Jules Jamin, Yulii Khariton, and William Edward Ayrton.

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Among people born in 1906, Chester Carlson ranks 139Before him are Endre Kabos, Raymond Sommer, Edward Ochab, T. H. White, Alec Issigonis, and Andrei Kirilenko. After him are Fazıl Küçük, Pietro Serantoni, Penn Nouth, Ladislao Vajda, James E. Webb, and Jørgen Juve. Among people deceased in 1968, Chester Carlson ranks 89Before him are Ludovico Scarfiotti, Lilian Harvey, Tallulah Bankhead, Tullio Serafin, Tian Han, and Joseph Keilberth. After him are Marion Lorne, Boris Lyatoshinsky, Gholamreza Takhti, Armando Castellazzi, Zaki al-Arsuzi, and Robert Z. Leonard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chester Carlson ranks 3,227 out of 12,171Before him are Carlos Lopes (1947), Mark Dacascos (1964), Francis Collins (1950), Erika Eleniak (1969), William R. Pogue (1930), and Roy Chapman Andrews (1884). After him are Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958), Helen Wills (1905), Treat Williams (1951), William Masters (1915), Larry David (1947), and Frank Welker (1946).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Chester Carlson ranks 88Before him are Maurice Karnaugh (1924), Gene Amdahl (1922), Saul Perlmutter (1959), Douglas Hofstadter (1945), Grote Reber (1911), and Alan Guth (1947). After him are John Henry Schwarz (1941), Eric Allin Cornell (1961), Charles Kittel (1916), Clarence Zener (1905), Robert Brout (1928), and Richard C. Tolman (1881).