Felix Bloch

1905 - 1983

Felix Bloch

Felix Bloch (23 October 1905 – 10 September 1983) was a Swiss-American physicist and Nobel physics laureate who worked mainly in the U.S. He and Edward Mills Purcell were awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics for "their development of new ways and methods for nuclear magnetic precision measurements." In 1954–1955, he served for one year as the first Director-General of CERN. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Felix Bloch has received more than 253,963 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 140th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Felix Bloch ranks 139 out of 659Before him are Willard Boyle, Paul Langevin, Frits Zernike, Roger Penrose, Albert Fert, and Emilio Segrè. After him are Hannes Alfvén, Hideki Yukawa, Georges Charpak, Donald A. Glaser, Leon Cooper, and Julius von Mayer.

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Among people born in 1905, Felix Bloch ranks 17Before him are Greta Garbo, Carl David Anderson, Mikhail Sholokhov, Faustina Kowalska, Astrid of Sweden, and Emilio Segrè. After him are Arthur Koestler, Marcel Lefebvre, Raymond Aron, Guillermo Stábile, Vasily Grossman, and Artem Mikoyan. Among people deceased in 1983, Felix Bloch ranks 10Before him are Luis Buñuel, Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, and Tennessee Williams. After him are Arthur Koestler, Buckminster Fuller, David Niven, Raymond Aron, Gerhard Barkhorn, and Nikolai Podgorny.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Felix Bloch ranks 44 out of 540Before him are Hermann Rorschach (1884), Henry Fuseli (1741), Ursula Andress (1936), Roger Federer (1981), Élie Ducommun (1833), and Robert Walser (1878). After him are Carlo Maderno (1556), Giacomo della Porta (1533), Clay Regazzoni (1939), Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865), Albert II, Duke of Austria (1298), and Charles Albert Gobat (1843).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Felix Bloch ranks 3Before him are Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861) and Johann Jakob Balmer (1825). After him are Auguste Piccard (1884), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), K. Alex Müller (1927), Walter H. Schottky (1886), Raoul Pictet (1846), and Walther Ritz (1878).