Clinton Davisson

1881 - 1958

Clinton Davisson

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 109,254 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 87th most popular physicist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 110k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.70

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 70

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 18.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Clinton Davissons by language


Among physicists, Clinton Davisson ranks 87 out of 659Before him are Dennis Gabor, Victor Francis Hess, Edward Teller, John Bardeen, Owen Willans Richardson, and Rudolf Clausius. After him are William Henry Bragg, Emil Lenz, William Rowan Hamilton, Arthur Compton, Albert A. Michelson, and Arnold Sommerfeld.

Most Popular Physicists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1881, Clinton Davisson ranks 16Before him are Lu Xun, Ludwig von Mises, Kliment Voroshilov, Roger Martin du Gard, Walther von Brauchitsch, and Hans Kelsen. After him are Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Fernand Léger, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Ettore Bugatti, Georg von Küchler, and Hans Fischer. Among people deceased in 1958, Clinton Davisson ranks 8Before him are Imre Nagy, Wolfgang Pauli, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Rosalind Franklin, John B. Watson, and Roger Martin du Gard. After him are Ernest Lawrence, Kurt Alder, Maurice de Vlaminck, Milutin Milanković, Juan Ramón Jiménez, and Lion Feuchtwanger.

Others Born in 1881

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1958

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Clinton Davisson ranks 274 out of 12,171Before him are Raymond Chandler (1888), John Bardeen (1908), Shirley MacLaine (1934), John Stith Pemberton (1831), William Henry Harrison (1773), and Robert K. Merton (1910). After him are O. J. Simpson (1947), Joe Dassin (1938), Calvin Coolidge (1872), Aretha Franklin (1942), Bruce Springsteen (1949), and Norbert Wiener (1894).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Clinton Davisson ranks 6Before him are Richard Feynman (1918), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Carl David Anderson (1905), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), and John Bardeen (1908). After him are Arthur Compton (1892), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Barry Barish (1936), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), and Murray Gell-Mann (1929).