Ernst Ruska

1906 - 1988

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Ernst August Friedrich Ruska (German pronunciation: [ɛʁnst ˈʁʊskaː] (listen); 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 203,044 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Ernst Ruska is the 94th most popular physicist (up from 124th in 2019), the 363rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 379th in 2019) and the 18th 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 94 out of 721Before him are Arthur Compton, Aage Bohr, Carl David Anderson, Peter Debye, Gabriel Lippmann, and Ernst Abbe. After him are William Henry Bragg, Barry Barish, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Glover Barkla, Anders Jonas Ångström, and Hippolyte Fizeau.

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Among people born in 1906, Ernst Ruska ranks 29Before him are Ed Gein, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Giuseppe Farina, Soichiro Honda, Alexey Stakhanov, and Hermann Fegelein. After him are Léopold Sédar Senghor, Léon Degrelle, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Sayyid Qutb, Wassily Leontief, and Josef Kramer. Among people deceased in 1988, Ernst Ruska ranks 6Before him are Richard Feynman, Enzo Ferrari, Valery Legasov, Nico, and Georgy Malenkov. After him are Chet Baker, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Robert A. Heinlein, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Isidor Isaac Rabi, and Roy Orbison.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Ruska ranks 363 out of 5,289Before him are Carl von Ossietzky (1889), Helmuth Weidling (1891), Ernst Abbe (1840), Werner Herzog (1942), Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), and Franz Halder (1884). After him are Carl Bosch (1874), Georg von Küchler (1881), Martin Behaim (1459), Louis the Child (893), Walther von Reichenau (1884), and Regiomontanus (1436).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Ernst Ruska ranks 18Before him are Johannes Stark (1874), Carl Zeiss (1816), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), James Franck (1882), and Ernst Abbe (1840). After him are Arno Allan Penzias (1933), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Walther Bothe (1891), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Hans Geiger (1882), and Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742).