Edwin Hall

1855 - 1938

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Edwin Herbert Hall (November 7, 1855 – November 20, 1938) was an American physicist, who discovered the electric field Hall effect. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edwin Hall has received more than 131,222 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Edwin Hall is the 408th most popular physicist (down from 367th in 2019), the 2,712th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,421st in 2019) and the 81st most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Edwin Hall ranks 408 out of 851Before him are Ányos Jedlik, Rudolf Peierls, Walther Gerlach, John Canton, Wander Johannes de Haas, and John Dollond. After him are Stefan Hell, Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Vladimir Chelomey, Henri Tresca, Fabiola Gianotti, and Robert Serber.

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Among people born in 1855, Edwin Hall ranks 34Before him are Evelyn De Morgan, Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Vsevolod Garshin, Alexandre Darracq, Xu Shichang, and Eduard Meyer. After him are Alexandros Zaimis, Louis de Beaufront, Pavlos Kountouriotis, Joseph Hellmesberger Jr., Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser, and King C. Gillette. Among people deceased in 1938, Edwin Hall ranks 88Before him are Christen C. Raunkiær, Max Factor, William Henry Pickering, Florence Lawrence, Gillis Grafström, and George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven. After him are Ante Trumbić, Octavian Goga, Hans Litten, Jānis K. Bērziņš, King Oliver, and Frigyes Karinthy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edwin Hall ranks 2,712 out of 20,380Before him are Mickey Cohen (1913), Elgin Baylor (1934), Maurice White (1941), William Joyce (1906), Jef Raskin (1943), and Jim Kelly (1946). After him are Chuck Lorre (1952), Grace Slick (1939), Nelson Algren (1909), Anne Archer (1947), Wes Montgomery (1923), and Jo Van Fleet (1915).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Edwin Hall ranks 81Before him are Nathan Rosen (1909), Ralph Asher Alpher (1921), Robert Brout (1928), Edward Witten (1951), Chester Carlson (1906), and Nick Holonyak (1928). After him are Robert Serber (1909), Evelyn Fox Keller (1936), Leonard Susskind (1940), Saul Perlmutter (1959), Karl Guthe Jansky (1905), and Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901).