Clinton Davisson

1881 - 1958

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Clinton Joseph Davisson (October 22, 1881 – February 1, 1958) was an American physicist who won the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of electron diffraction in the famous Davisson–Germer experiment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clinton Davisson has received more than 137,765 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Clinton Davisson is the 105th most popular physicist (down from 87th in 2019), the 448th most popular biography from United States (down from 274th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Physicist.

Clinton Davisson was an American physicist who won the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of electron diffraction.

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Among physicists, Clinton Davisson ranks 105 out of 721Before him are Anders Jonas Ångström, Hippolyte Fizeau, Pavel Cherenkov, Joseph Henry, C. F. Powell, and Eugene Wigner. After him are Jean-Baptiste Biot, Manne Siegbahn, Ernest Lawrence, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, François Arago, and John Bardeen.

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Among people born in 1881, Clinton Davisson ranks 22Before him are Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Hans Kelsen, Ettore Bugatti, Erwin von Witzleben, and Georg von Küchler. After him are Alexei Rykov, Hermann Staudinger, Alcide De Gasperi, George Enescu, Maximilian von Weichs, and Hans Fischer. Among people deceased in 1958, Clinton Davisson ranks 9Before him are Wolfgang Pauli, John B. Watson, Rosalind Franklin, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Roger Martin du Gard, and Maurice de Vlaminck. After him are Ernest Lawrence, Tyrone Power, Lion Feuchtwanger, Faisal II of Iraq, Milutin Milanković, and Juan Ramón Jiménez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clinton Davisson ranks 448 out of 15,968Before him are Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Joseph Henry (1797), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Douglas Engelbart (1925), Kurt Russell (1951), and Carroll Shelby (1923). After him are John Dillinger (1903), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), Christopher Reeve (1952), Jessica Lange (1949), Sidney Poitier (1927), and Louis Zamperini (1917).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Clinton Davisson ranks 8Before him are Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Arthur Compton (1892), Carl David Anderson (1905), Barry Barish (1936), and Joseph Henry (1797). After him are Ernest Lawrence (1901), John Bardeen (1908), Kip Thorne (1940), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), and Owen Chamberlain (1920).