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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 154,023 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Clinton Davisson is the 85th most popular physicist (up from 105th in 2019), the 329th most popular biography from United States (up from 448th in 2019) and the 6th 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 85 out of 717Before him are Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Albert A. Michelson, Ernst Ruska, Johannes Stark, Carl David Anderson, and Barry Barish. After him are Eugene Wigner, John Bardeen, Arnold Sommerfeld, Peter Higgs, Paul Langevin, and Arthur Compton.

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Among people born in 1881, Clinton Davisson ranks 16Before him are Enver Pasha, Hans Kelsen, Ludwig von Mises, Alexander Kerensky, Roger Martin du Gard, and Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist. After him are Walther von Brauchitsch, Fernand Léger, Alexei Rykov, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Guccio Gucci, and Ettore Bugatti. Among people deceased in 1958, Clinton Davisson ranks 8Before him are Imre Nagy, John B. Watson, Rosalind Franklin, Wolfgang Pauli, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, and Roger Martin du Gard. After him are Maurice de Vlaminck, Faisal II of Iraq, Kurt Alder, Ernest Lawrence, Lion Feuchtwanger, and Juan Ramón Jiménez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clinton Davisson ranks 329 out of 18,182Before him are Carl David Anderson (1905), O. Henry (1862), Barry Barish (1936), O. J. Simpson (1947), Anton LaVey (1930), and Lewis H. Morgan (1818). After him are Michael Porter (1947), Man Ray (1890), Herman Hollerith (1860), Sandra Bullock (1964), John Bardeen (1908), and Bill Murray (1950).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Clinton Davisson ranks 6Before him are Richard Feynman (1918), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Carl David Anderson (1905), and Barry Barish (1936). After him are John Bardeen (1908), Arthur Compton (1892), Joseph Henry (1797), Kip Thorne (1940), Owen Chamberlain (1920), and Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921).