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Eugen Goldstein

1860 - 1930

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Eugen Goldstein (; September 1850 – 25 December 1930) was a German physicist. He was an early investigator of discharge tubes, the discoverer of anode rays or canal rays, later identified as positive ions in the gas phase including the hydrogen ion or proton. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eugen Goldstein has received more than 314,751 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Eugen Goldstein is the 347th most popular physicist (up from 366th in 2019), the 361st most popular biography from Poland (up from 388th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Polish Physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Eugen Goldstein ranks 347 out of 721Before him are Franz Ernst Neumann, Friedrich Paschen, George Francis FitzGerald, Abram Ioffe, Walter H. Schottky, and Walter A. Shewhart. After him are Gaston Planté, William Sturgeon, Douglas Osheroff, John Theophilus Desaguliers, Georg Wilhelm Richmann, and Edward Witten.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1860, Eugen Goldstein ranks 47Before him are Jules Laforgue, Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria, Gyula Andrássy the Younger, Michel Zevaco, Lizzie Borden, and Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis. After him are William Bates, Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz, Walter Sickert, Sergey Sazonov, Sunanda Kumariratana, and Christen C. Raunkiær. Among people deceased in 1930, Eugen Goldstein ranks 38Before him are Luigi Facta, Otto Sverdrup, Yang Kaihui, Jules Pascin, Vladimir Arsenyev, and Vasily Bartold. After him are Emil Krebs, Eduard Meyer, Theodor Nöldeke, Richard Wilhelm, José Carlos Mariátegui, and Rafael Merry del Val.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Eugen Goldstein ranks 361 out of 1,231Before him are Hugo Steinhaus (1887), Józef Elsner (1769), Aleksander Kwaśniewski (1954), Leszek the White (1186), Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile (1140), and Helmuth von Pannwitz (1898). After him are Marcel Reich-Ranicki (1920), Ivan Vyhovsky (1608), Walerian Borowczyk (1923), Hans Karl von Diebitsch (1785), Yehuda Ashlag (1886), and Roman Ingarden (1893).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Eugen Goldstein ranks 11Before him are Otto Stern (1888), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), and Leopold Infeld (1898). After him are Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803), Vladimir Chelomey (1914), Hagen Kleinert (1941), Friedrich Ernst Dorn (1848), Max Abraham (1875), and Hertha Sponer (1895).