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 from a Jewish family 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 155,445 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Georges Charpak is the 155th most popular physicist (down from 142nd in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 59th 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 155 out of 721Before him are Hannes Alfvén, Javier Solana, Ratko Janev, Hugh Everett III, Robert H. Goddard, and Heinrich Rohrer. After him are Martin Lewis Perl, Ben Roy Mottelson, Rudolf Mössbauer, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Leon Cooper, and Hideki Yukawa.

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Among people born in 1924, Georges Charpak ranks 31Before him are Sidney Lumet, Mário Soares, Ezer Weizman, Jovanka Broz, Jin Yong, and Christopher Tolkien. After him are Willard Boyle, Kōbō Abe, Dmitry Yazov, Ed Wood, Lee Marvin, and Francisco Macías Nguema. Among people deceased in 2010, Georges Charpak ranks 19Before him are Zecharia Sitchin, Bobby Farrell, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Alois Brunner, Ali Hassan al-Majid, and Vasily Smyslov. After him are Maurice Allais, Louise Bourgeois, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Jean Simmons, Gennady Yanayev, and Dino De Laurentiis.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Georges Charpak ranks 75 out of 913Before him are Karl Radek (1885), David Oistrakh (1908), Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1884), Irène Némirovsky (1903), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), and Leonid Kravchuk (1934). After him are Valeriy Lobanovskyi (1939), Daniel of Galicia (1201), Edward Rydz-Śmigły (1886), Oleg Blokhin (1952), Larisa Latynina (1934), and Lesya Ukrainka (1871).

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), Maurice Goldhaber (1911), and Gregory Breit (1899).