Ernst Mach

1838 - 1916

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Ernst Waldfried Josef Wenzel Mach (; German: [ˈɛɐ̯nst ˈmax]; 18 February 1838 – 19 February 1916) was an Austrian (Moravian born) physicist and philosopher, noted for his contributions to physics such as the study of shock waves. The ratio of one's speed to that of sound is named the Mach number in his honour. As a philosopher of science, he was a major influence on logical positivism and American pragmatism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Mach has received more than 627,856 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Ernst Mach is the 36th most popular physicist (up from 41st in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 11th in 2019) and the most popular Czech Physicist.

Ernst Mach is most famous for his contributions to the field of physics. He is well known for his contributions to the study of sound and optics. He also made significant contributions to the fields of thermodynamics and mechanics.

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Among physicists, Ernst Mach ranks 36 out of 721Before him are Henry Cavendish, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Richard Feynman, J. J. Thomson, Gustav Kirchhoff, and Charles-Augustin de Coulomb. After him are Wolfgang Pauli, Andrei Sakharov, Lise Meitner, Pieter Zeeman, Léon Foucault, and Philipp Lenard.

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Among people born in 1838, Ernst Mach ranks 3Before him are John Wilkes Booth and Georges Bizet. After him are Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Max Bruch, Franz Brentano, Ernest Solvay, Tobias Asser, Luís I of Portugal, Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, Émile Loubet, and Jan Matejko. Among people deceased in 1916, Ernst Mach ranks 4Before him are Franz Joseph I of Austria, Grigori Rasputin, and Jack London. After him are Yuan Shikai, Élie Metchnikoff, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Franz Marc, William Ramsay, Henry James, Sholem Aleichem, and Odilon Redon.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Ernst Mach ranks 18 out of 839Before him are Václav Havel (1936), Ferdinand Porsche (1875), Miloš Forman (1932), Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1316), John of Nepomuk (1350), and Joseph Schumpeter (1883). After him are Karel Čapek (1890), Wilhelm Steinitz (1836), Albrecht von Wallenstein (1583), Arthur Seyss-Inquart (1892), Edvard Beneš (1884), and Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850).

Among PHYSICISTS In Czechia

Among physicists born in Czechia, Ernst Mach ranks 1After him are Peter Grünberg (1939), Christian Mayer (1719), and Emil Wolf (1922).