Edwin H. Land

1909 - 1991

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Edwin Herbert Land, ForMemRS, FRPS, Hon.MRI (May 7, 1909 – March 1, 1991) was an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. He invented inexpensive filters for polarizing light, a practical system of in-camera instant photography, and the retinex theory of color vision, among other things. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edwin H. Land has received more than 442,761 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Edwin H. Land is the 399th most popular physicist (down from 391st in 2019), the 2,842nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,535th in 2019) and the 80th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Edwin H. Land ranks 399 out of 721Before him are Christian Bohr, Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, Ányos Jedlik, Emil Wiechert, Vladimir Fock, and Giovanni Aldini. After him are Hantaro Nagaoka, Walther Meissner, Walther Gerlach, Christopher Polhem, Samuel Goudsmit, and John Kerr.

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Among people born in 1909, Edwin H. Land ranks 107Before him are Attilio Demaría, Karl Schäfer, Olga Rubtsova, Ryszard Siwiec, Hendrik Casimir, and Gottfried von Cramm. After him are Isa Miranda, Adib Shishakli, Matti Järvinen, Johannes Willebrands, Richard Wurmbrand, and Wolfgang Reitherman. Among people deceased in 1991, Edwin H. Land ranks 85Before him are Ernst Krenek, María Zambrano, Étienne Decroux, Cassandra Harris, Daigoro Kondo, and Aladár Gerevich. After him are Vasko Popa, Otl Aicher, André Pieyre de Mandiargues, Willi Boskovsky, Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid, and Metin Oktay.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edwin H. Land ranks 2,842 out of 15,968Before him are Larry Niven (1938), S. S. Van Dine (1888), Walter De Maria (1935), Dita Von Teese (1972), John B. Kelly Sr. (1889), and Eva Longoria (1975). After him are Moses Malone (1955), Charles Jencks (1939), Terry Goodkind (1948), Julie Harris (1925), Ronald Inglehart (1934), and Adrian Smith (1944).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Edwin H. Land ranks 80Before him are Ralph Asher Alpher (1921), Carl Wieman (1951), Nick Holonyak (1928), Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901), Robert B. Laughlin (1950), and Lyman Spitzer (1914). After him are Chester Carlson (1906), Douglas Hofstadter (1945), Frank Wilczek (1951), Alan Guth (1947), Gene Amdahl (1922), and Philip Abelson (1913).