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Georges Charpak

1924 - 2010

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Georges Charpak (French: [ʃaʁpak]; born Jerzy Charpak, 1 August 1924 – 29 September 2010) was a Polish-born French physicist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1992. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Charpak has received more than 184,255 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Georges Charpak is the 165th most popular physicist (down from 155th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 75th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ukrainian Physicist.

Georges Charpak is most famous for his invention of the particle detector, a device that detects subatomic particles.

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Among physicists, Georges Charpak ranks 165 out of 717Before him are Willard Boyle, Murray Gell-Mann, Steven Weinberg, Donald A. Glaser, Polykarp Kusch, and Laura Bassi. After him are Benjamin Thompson, James Rainwater, Leon Cooper, Robert H. Goddard, Igor Kurchatov, and Martinus J. G. Veltman.

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Among people born in 1924, Georges Charpak ranks 27Before him are Maurice Jarre, Sergei Parajanov, Henry Mancini, Mário Soares, Willard Boyle, and Sidney Lumet. After him are Jovanka Broz, Ezer Weizman, Lee Marvin, Robert Solow, Jin Yong, and Eva Marie Saint. Among people deceased in 2010, Georges Charpak ranks 20Before him are Bobby Farrell, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Gennady Yanayev, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, and Maurice Allais. After him are Alois Brunner, Jean Simmons, Vasily Smyslov, Viktor Chernomyrdin, Dino De Laurentiis, and Miep Gies.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Georges Charpak ranks 76 out of 1,083Before him are Anton Makarenko (1888), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Fanny Kaplan (1890), Baal Shem Tov (1700), Volodymyr Zelensky (1978), and Ivan Franko (1856). After him are Yaropolk I of Kiev (955), Karl Radek (1885), Vladimir Ivashko (1932), Anacharsis (-700), Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1884), and Sergey Bubka (1963).

Among PHYSICISTS In Ukraine

Among physicists born in Ukraine, Georges Charpak ranks 2Before him are George Gamow (1904). After him are Moshé Feldenkrais (1904), Abram Ioffe (1880), Evgeny Lifshitz (1915), Ivan Puluj (1845), Anatoly Alexandrov (1903), Julius Edgar Lilienfeld (1882), Dmitri Ivanenko (1904), Isaak Khalatnikov (1919), Maurice Goldhaber (1911), and Gregory Breit (1899).