Eugene Wigner

1902 - 1995

Eugene Wigner

Eugene Paul "E. P." Wigner (Hungarian: Wigner Jenő Pál, pronounced [ˈviɡnɛr ˈjɛnøː ˈpaːl]; November 17, 1902 – January 1, 1995) was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist and mathematician. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 "for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles".A graduate of the Technical University of Berlin, Wigner worked as an assistant to Karl Weissenberg and Richard Becker at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin, and David Hilbert at the University of Göttingen. Wigner and Hermann Weyl were responsible for introducing group theory into physics, particularly the theory of symmetry in physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eugene Wigner has received more than 516,476 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 99th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Eugene Wigner ranks 98 out of 659Before him are Albert A. Michelson, Arnold Sommerfeld, C. F. Powell, George Gamow, James Franck, and Lawrence Bragg. After him are Peter Debye, Charles Glover Barkla, Walther Bothe, Anders Jonas Ångström, Arno Allan Penzias, and Owen Chamberlain.

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Among people born in 1902, Eugene Wigner ranks 16Before him are Halldór Laxness, Nâzım Hikmet, Talcott Parsons, Fernand Braudel, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Ray Kroc. After him are Saud of Saudi Arabia, Kurt Alder, Alfred Kastler, Walter Houser Brattain, Josemaría Escrivá, and William Wyler. Among people deceased in 1995, Eugene Wigner ranks 10Before him are Emil Cioran, Anatoly Dyatlov, Michael Ende, Emmanuel Levinas, Konrad Zuse, and Mikhail Botvinnik. After him are Gunnar Nordahl, Adolf Butenandt, Dean Martin, Hannes Alfvén, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, and Donald Pleasence.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Eugene Wigner ranks 34 out of 500Before him are Ilona Staller (1951), Jadwiga of Poland (1374), Mary, Queen of Hungary (1371), Ernő Rubik (1944), Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (1868), and Béla III of Hungary (1148). After him are Sándor Kocsis (1929), László Bíró (1899), László Kubala (1927), Emeric, King of Hungary (1174), Elizabeth of Luxembourg (1409), and Coloman, King of Hungary (1070).

Among PHYSICISTS In Hungary

Among physicists born in Hungary, Eugene Wigner ranks 3Before him are Dennis Gabor (1900) and Edward Teller (1908). After him are Leo Szilard (1898), Georg von Békésy (1899), Arpad Elo (1903), Zoltán Lajos Bay (1900), and Valentine Telegdi (1922).

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