Emil Wolf

1922 - 2018

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Emil Wolf (July 30, 1922 – June 2, 2018) was a Czech-born American physicist who made advancements in physical optics, including diffraction, coherence properties of optical fields, spectroscopy of partially coherent radiation, and the theory of direct scattering and inverse scattering. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Wolf has received more than 65,083 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Emil Wolf is the 673rd most popular physicist (down from 634th in 2019), the 569th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 323rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Czech Physicist.

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Among physicists, Emil Wolf ranks 673 out of 721Before him are Leona Woods, Lene Hau, Robert Serber, Alexei Starobinsky, Raymond Gosling, and Robert Bacher. After him are Miguel Alcubierre, Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Derek J. de Solla Price, Kees Schouhamer Immink, James Hartle, and Peter Zoller.

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Among people born in 1922, Emil Wolf ranks 320Before him are Ja'afar of Negeri Sembilan, William Schallert, Jeanne Sauvé, Ray Anthony, Paul Winchell, and Fyvush Finkel. After him are Asdrúbal Fontes Bayardo, Derek J. de Solla Price, Melvin Laird, André Buffière, Les Baxter, and Grace Paley. Among people deceased in 2018, Emil Wolf ranks 388Before him are Thomas Bopp, Momoko Sakura, Afonso Dhlakama, Susan Anspach, Geoffrey Oryema, and Nikolai Volkoff. After him are Daniel Akaka, Al Matthews, Albin Vidović, Carlo Vanzina, Juris Silovs, and Reg E. Cathey.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Emil Wolf ranks 569 out of 839Before him are Lubomir Kavalek (1943), Roman Šebrle (1974), Vratislav Lokvenc (1973), Tarra White (1987), Jan Svěrák (1965), and Gerhard Auer (1943). After him are Barbora Špotáková (1981), Iva Bittová (1958), Magdalena Kožená (1973), Oldřich Machač (1946), Karolína Kurková (1984), and Walter Susskind (1913).

Among PHYSICISTS In Czechia

Among physicists born in Czechia, Emil Wolf ranks 4Before him are Ernst Mach (1838), Peter Grünberg (1939), and Christian Mayer (1719).