Edwin H. Land

1909 - 1991

Edwin H. Land

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 330,906 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 392nd most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Edwin H. Land ranks 391 out of 659Before him are Giovanni Aldini, Giovanni Battista Amici, Leonard Susskind, Vladimir Fock, Hagen Kleinert, and Johannes Franz Hartmann. After him are Ludvig Lorenz, Frank Wilczek, Ralph Asher Alpher, Richard Mollier, Vilhelm Bjerknes, and Wolfgang Ketterle.

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Among people born in 1909, Edwin H. Land ranks 96Before him are Gordon Bunshaft, Malcolm Lowry, Ben Webster, Indro Montanelli, Bernd Rosemeyer, and Lamberto Maggiorani. After him are David Riesman, Matti Järvinen, Stephen Cole Kleene, David Frankfurter, Sylvère Maes, and André Pieyre de Mandiargues. Among people deceased in 1991, Edwin H. Land ranks 81Before him are Yevgeny Dragunov, Daigoro Kondo, Héctor Rial, Joachim Kroll, Vasko Popa, and Richard Thorpe. After him are Otl Aicher, Alex North, André Pieyre de Mandiargues, Giacomo Manzù, Étienne Decroux, and Brad Davis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edwin H. Land ranks 2,535 out of 12,171Before him are Betty Robinson (1911), Captain Beefheart (1941), Taylor Swift (1989), Peter Graves (1926), Richard Thorpe (1896), and Phil Jackson (1945). After him are Pink (1979), Geoffrey Lewis (1935), Dan Flavin (1933), Roger Myerson (1951), Martha Scott (1912), and Ashley Judd (1968).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Edwin H. Land ranks 77Before him are Steven Chu (1948), Edward Witten (1951), Nick Holonyak (1928), Robert B. Laughlin (1950), Carl Wieman (1951), and Leonard Susskind (1940). After him are Frank Wilczek (1951), Ralph Asher Alpher (1921), Philip Abelson (1913), Lyman Spitzer (1914), Maurice Karnaugh (1924), and Gene Amdahl (1922).