Felix Bloch

1905 - 1983

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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. Felix Bloch made fundamental theoretical contributions to the understanding of ferromagnetism and electron behavior in crystal lattices. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Felix Bloch has received more than 332,275 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Felix Bloch is the 116th most popular physicist (up from 139th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Switzerland and the 4th most popular Swiss Physicist.

Felix Bloch is most famous for his work in quantum mechanics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1952 for his work in quantum electrodynamics.

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Among physicists, Felix Bloch ranks 116 out of 721Before him are François Arago, John Bardeen, Arno Allan Penzias, Igor Tamm, Kip Thorne, and Auguste Piccard. After him are Henry Moseley, Simon van der Meer, Karl Schwarzschild, Thomas Young, Walther Bothe, and Josiah Willard Gibbs.

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Among people born in 1905, Felix Bloch ranks 16Before him are Viktor Frankl, Dag Hammarskjöld, Faustina Kowalska, Astrid of Sweden, Mikhail Sholokhov, and Carl David Anderson. After him are Vasily Grossman, Arthur Koestler, Raymond Cattell, Marcel Lefebvre, Raymond Aron, and Fred Trump. 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 Buckminster Fuller, David Niven, Arthur Koestler, Raymond Aron, Nikolai Podgorny, and Meyer Lansky.

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Among people born in Switzerland, Felix Bloch ranks 44 out of 749Before him are Alexandre Yersin (1863), Ursula Andress (1936), Henry Fuseli (1741), Auguste Piccard (1884), Hermann Rorschach (1884), and Adelaide of Italy (931). After him are Angelica Kauffman (1741), Johannes Itten (1888), Aga Khan IV (1936), Albert II, Duke of Austria (1298), Joan Gamper (1877), and Robert Walser (1878).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Felix Bloch ranks 4Before him are Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861), Johann Jakob Balmer (1825), and Auguste Piccard (1884). After him are Heinrich Rohrer (1933), K. Alex Müller (1927), Walter H. Schottky (1886), Ami Argand (1750), Walther Ritz (1878), Raoul Pictet (1846), and Paul Scherrer (1890).