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Ernst Ruska

1906 - 1988

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Ernst August Friedrich Ruska (German pronunciation: [ɛʁnst ˈʁʊskaː] ; 25 December 1906 – 27 May 1988) was a German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986 for his work in electron optics, including the design of the first electron microscope. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Ruska has received more than 259,002 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Ernst Ruska is the 81st most popular physicist (up from 94th in 2019), the 304th most popular biography from Germany (up from 363rd in 2019) and the 14th most popular German Physicist.

Ernst Ruska was a German physicist who is most famous for his invention of the electron microscope.

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Among physicists, Ernst Ruska ranks 81 out of 717Before him are Jean Baptiste Perrin, Lawrence Bragg, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Owen Willans Richardson, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Albert A. Michelson. After him are Johannes Stark, Carl David Anderson, Barry Barish, Clinton Davisson, Eugene Wigner, and John Bardeen.

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Among people born in 1906, Ernst Ruska ranks 22Before him are Victor Vasarely, Sergei Korolev, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Emmanuel Levinas, and Sayyid Qutb. After him are Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Henri Charrière, Hermann Fegelein, Giuseppe Farina, and Ed Gein. Among people deceased in 1988, Ernst Ruska ranks 6Before him are Richard Feynman, Enzo Ferrari, Georgy Malenkov, Nico, and Valery Legasov. After him are Chet Baker, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Robert A. Heinlein, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Nikolaas Tinbergen, and Chiang Ching-kuo.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Ruska ranks 304 out of 6,142Before him are Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Ludwig Beck (1880), Carl Ritter (1779), Franz Marc (1880), and Samuel Hahnemann (1755). After him are Michael Wittmann (1914), Johannes Stark (1874), Paul Hindemith (1895), Friedrich Schlegel (1772), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), and Walther von Brauchitsch (1881).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Ernst Ruska ranks 14Before him are Max Born (1882), Otto von Guericke (1602), Max von Laue (1879), Carl Zeiss (1816), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), and Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887). After him are Johannes Stark (1874), James Franck (1882), Walther Bothe (1891), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), and Julius von Mayer (1814).