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Ernest Walton

1903 - 1995

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Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton (6 October 1903 – 25 June 1995) was an Irish physicist and Nobel laureate. He is best known for his work with John Cockcroft to construct one of the earliest types of particle accelerator, the Cockcroft–Walton generator. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernest Walton has received more than 267,071 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Ernest Walton is the 284th most popular physicist (down from 265th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Ireland (down from 49th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Irish Physicist.

Ernest Walton is most famous for splitting the atom and being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1951.

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Among physicists, Ernest Walton ranks 284 out of 717Before him are Jan Ingenhousz, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Antoine César Becquerel, Giovanni Battista Venturi, Ivar Giaever, and George Smoot. After him are Ludwig Prandtl, Thomas Johann Seebeck, Samuel C. C. Ting, Carlo Rubbia, David Gross, and Ernst Chladni.

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Among people born in 1903, Ernest Walton ranks 67Before him are Raymond Radiguet, Maria Reiche, Aleksei N. Leontiev, Maud Lewis, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, and Abul A'la Maududi. After him are Fritz Bauer, Alonzo Church, Louis Leakey, Bob Hope, Mikhail Kalatozov, and Werner Ostendorff. Among people deceased in 1995, Ernest Walton ranks 54Before him are Ștefan Kovács, Rose Kennedy, Bob Ross, Lita Grey, César Rodríguez Álvarez, and Miklós Rózsa. After him are Mária Telkes, Alonzo Church, Eazy-E, Edda Mussolini, James Meade, and John B. Calhoun.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Ernest Walton ranks 51 out of 501Before him are Brendan Gleeson (1955), Richard Cantillon (1680), Ethel Voynich (1864), John Tyndall (1820), Maureen O'Hara (1920), and Harald Gille (1103). After him are John Toland (1670), Thomas Moore (1779), Edward England (1685), Mary Jane Kelly (1863), David Kelly (1929), and Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850).

Among PHYSICISTS In Ireland

Among physicists born in Ireland, Ernest Walton ranks 3Before him are William Rowan Hamilton (1805) and John Tyndall (1820). After him are George Francis FitzGerald (1851), George Johnstone Stoney (1826), John Sealy Townsend (1868), and John Joly (1857).