Fritjof Capra

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Fritjof Capra (born February 1, 1939) is an Austrian-born American physicist, systems theorist and deep ecologist. In 1995, he became a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fritjof Capra has received more than 300,809 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Fritjof Capra is the 245th most popular physicist (up from 252nd in 2019), the 255th most popular biography from Austria (down from 220th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Austrian Physicist.

Fritjof Capra is most famous for his book The Tao of Physics, in which he argues that the findings of modern physics support the Eastern spiritual philosophy of Taoism.

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Among physicists, Fritjof Capra ranks 245 out of 721Before him are David Lee, Martinus J. G. Veltman, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Nevill Francis Mott, Julian Schwinger, and Leo Esaki. After him are Patrick Blackett, Klaus Fuchs, Clifford Shull, Bertram Brockhouse, Herbert Kroemer, and John Hasbrouck Van Vleck.

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Among people born in 1939, Fritjof Capra ranks 56Before him are Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Cynthia Lennon, Jean-Marie Lehn, Carlo Ginzburg, Jorge Sampaio, and Sonny Chiba. After him are Claude François, Phil Spector, Lee Majors, Beate Klarsfeld, Ruud Lubbers, and Ginger Baker.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Fritjof Capra ranks 255 out of 1,075Before him are Gustav Wagner (1911), Leopold VI, Duke of Austria (1176), Koloman Moser (1868), Max Steiner (1888), Bruno Kreisky (1911), and Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897). After him are Falco (1957), Hans Hollein (1934), Richard Réti (1889), Sigismund, Archduke of Austria (1427), Udo Jürgens (1934), and Jörg Haider (1950).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Fritjof Capra ranks 7Before him are Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Lise Meitner (1878), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Christian Doppler (1803), and Victor Francis Hess (1883). After him are Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Walter Kohn (1923), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Marian Smoluchowski (1872), Marietta Blau (1894), and Anton Zeilinger (1945).