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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 365,247 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Fritjof Capra is the 292nd most popular physicist (down from 245th in 2019), the 319th most popular biography from Austria (down from 255th in 2019) and the 8th 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 292 out of 717Before him are Thomas Johann Seebeck, Samuel C. C. Ting, Carlo Rubbia, David Gross, Ernst Chladni, and Makoto Kobayashi. After him are Walter Kohn, William Daniel Phillips, Yuri Oganessian, Freeman Dyson, Valentin Ceaușescu, and Paul-Jacques Curie.

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Among people born in 1939, Fritjof Capra ranks 74Before him are Eugene Fama, Claudio Magris, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Emil Constantinescu, Pak Pong-ju, and Sidney Altman. After him are Bernard Kouchner, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Ion Țiriac, Cynthia Lennon, Ruud Lubbers, and Helmut Haller.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Fritjof Capra ranks 319 out of 1,237Before him are Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria (1628), Friedrich Gulda (1930), Gerhard Berger (1959), Johann Joseph Fux (1660), Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg (1902), and Georg von Peuerbach (1423). After him are Walter Kohn (1923), Baron Alexander von Bach (1813), Rudolf Hilferding (1877), Alois Riegl (1858), Michael Hainisch (1858), and Senta Berger (1941).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Fritjof Capra ranks 8Before him are Lise Meitner (1878), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Christian Doppler (1803), Victor Francis Hess (1883), and Otto Robert Frisch (1904). After him are Walter Kohn (1923), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Marietta Blau (1894), Anton Zeilinger (1945), Marian Smoluchowski (1872), and Berta Karlik (1904).