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Dirk Coster

1889 - 1950

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Dirk Coster (5 October 1889 – 12 February 1950) was a Dutch physicist. He was a professor of Physics and Meteorology at the University of Groningen. Coster was born in Amsterdam. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dirk Coster has received more than 34,970 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Dirk Coster is the 544th most popular physicist (up from 606th in 2019), the 558th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 619th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Dutch Physicist.

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Among physicists, Dirk Coster ranks 544 out of 717Before him are Alexis Thérèse Petit, Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Wallace Clement Sabine, William Edward Ayrton, Albert Betz, and Jürgen Ehlers. After him are Gustave Trouvé, Louis-François-Clement Breguet, Giuseppe Occhialini, William D. Coolidge, Charles Kittel, and Bert Bolin.

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Among people born in 1889, Dirk Coster ranks 168Before him are Hulusi Behçet, Otto Tief, Jean-Baptiste Janssens, Gottfried Fuchs, Arthur Waley, and Julius Skutnabb. After him are Georges Thierry d'Argenlieu, Willi Baumeister, Ronald Fairbairn, Recep Peker, Subhi Bey Barakat, and Zofia Kossak-Szczucka. Among people deceased in 1950, Dirk Coster ranks 115Before him are Pavel Bazhov, Sergei Khudyakov, Adolf Meyer, George Kingsley Zipf, Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, and Sudirman. After him are Guilhermina Suggia, Konrad von Preysing, Recep Peker, László Cseh, Théodore Steeg, and Joanni Perronet.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Dirk Coster ranks 558 out of 1,427Before him are Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer (1692), Michael Reiziger (1973), Gerrie Mühren (1946), Hendrikus Colijn (1869), Hans van Manen (1932), and Jaap Bakema (1914). After him are Adri van Tiggelen (1957), Alex Van Halen (1953), Wilhelm Heinrich, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach (1691), Barry Hulshoff (1946), Henri Alexis Brialmont (1821), and Maarten Schmidt (1929).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Dirk Coster ranks 17Before him are Simon van der Meer (1925), Jan Ingenhousz (1730), Gerard 't Hooft (1946), Hans Kramers (1894), Hendrik Casimir (1909), and Samuel Goudsmit (1902). After him are Wander Johannes de Haas (1878), Willem Hendrik Keesom (1876), Jan Burgers (1895), Balthasar van der Pol (1889), Antonius van den Broek (1870), and Abraham Pais (1918).