Francis William Aston

1877 - 1945

Francis William Aston

Francis William Aston FRS (1 September 1877 – 20 November 1945) was an English chemist and physicist who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery, by means of his mass spectrograph, of isotopes in many non-radioactive elements and for his enunciation of the whole number rule. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis William Aston has received more than 135,445 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 62nd most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Francis William Aston ranks 62 out of 473Before him are Hermann Staudinger, Claude Louis Berthollet, Leopold Ružička, Melvin Calvin, Odd Hassel, and Karl Ziegler. After him are Richard Kuhn, Adolf Windaus, Gerty Cori, Arne Tiselius, Jan Baptist van Helmont, and Gertrude B. Elion.

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Among people born in 1877, Francis William Aston ranks 10Before him are Felix Dzerzhinsky, Wilhelm Frick, Charles Glover Barkla, G. H. Hardy, Joan Gamper, and Frederick Soddy. After him are Edgar Cayce, Muhammad Iqbal, Louis Renault, Heinrich Otto Wieland, Said Nursî, and Raoul Dufy. Among people deceased in 1945, Francis William Aston ranks 42Before him are Ernst Busch, Hans Fischer, Friedrich Fromm, Käthe Kollwitz, Hans Krebs, and Roland Freisler. After him are Robert Ley, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Edgar Cayce, Giovanni Agnelli, Franz Werfel, and Wilhelm Burgdorf.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Francis William Aston ranks 359 out of 5,347Before him are Daphne du Maurier (1907), Roger Penrose (1931), Joshua Reynolds (1723), Thomas Carlyle (1795), Thomas Paine (1737), and Thomas Bayes (1702). After him are Gordon Banks (1937), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Jeremy Irons (1948), Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486), William Kidd (1645), and Anthony Burgess (1917).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Francis William Aston ranks 8Before him are Humphry Davy (1778), William Ramsay (1852), Frederick Sanger (1918), Arthur Harden (1865), William Crookes (1832), and Frederick Soddy (1877). After him are Norman Haworth (1883), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), John Macleod (1876), James Dewar (1842), and William Hyde Wollaston (1766).