Edward Victor Appleton

1892 - 1965

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Sir Edward Victor Appleton (6 September 1892 – 21 April 1965) was an English physicist, Nobel Prize winner (1947) and pioneer in radiophysics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics "for his investigations of the physics of the upper atmosphere especially for the discovery of the so-called Appleton layer". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Victor Appleton has received more than 192,917 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Edward Victor Appleton is the 100th most popular physicist (up from 111th in 2019), the 270th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 356th in 2019) and the 18th most popular British Physicist.

Edward Victor Appleton was a British physicist who is most famous for his discovery of the ionosphere.

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Among physicists, Edward Victor Appleton ranks 100 out of 851Before him are Emil Lenz, Gustaf Dalén, Aage Bohr, William Rowan Hamilton, George Gamow, and Owen Willans Richardson. After him are John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Dennis Gabor, François Arago, Willis Lamb, Owen Chamberlain, and Roger Penrose.

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Among people born in 1892, Edward Victor Appleton ranks 18Before him are Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Louis de Broglie, Theodor Eicke, Oliver Hardy, Sepp Dietrich, and Engelbert Dollfuss. After him are Ferdinand Schörner, Martin Niemöller, Arthur Honegger, J. Paul Getty, Mátyás Rákosi, and Stefan Banach. Among people deceased in 1965, Edward Victor Appleton ranks 10Before him are Albert Schweitzer, Syngman Rhee, Farouk of Egypt, Martin Buber, Moshe Sharett, and Stan Laurel. After him are Eli Cohen, Louise Mountbatten, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Maxime Weygand, Hermann Staudinger, and T. S. Eliot.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Victor Appleton ranks 270 out of 8,785Before him are Anthony Giddens (1938), James George Frazer (1854), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), Princess Margaret of Connaught (1882), Liz Truss (1975), and Daniel Day-Lewis (1957). After him are Frank Whittle (1907), Jane Goodall (1934), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), John Deacon (1951), Bede (672), and Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Edward Victor Appleton ranks 18Before him are James Chadwick (1891), C. F. Powell (1903), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Peter Higgs (1929), and Owen Willans Richardson (1879). After him are John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Roger Penrose (1931), William Henry Bragg (1862), Henry Moseley (1887), David J. Thouless (1934), and William Shockley (1910).