Gerd Binnig

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Gerd Binnig (German pronunciation: [ˈɡɛʁt ˈbɪnɪç] ; born 20 July 1947) is a German physicist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerd Binnig has received more than 262,524 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Gerd Binnig is the 167th most popular physicist (up from 188th in 2019), the 563rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 713th in 2019) and the 28th most popular German Physicist.

Gerd Binnig is most famous for his invention of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope.

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Among physicists, Gerd Binnig ranks 167 out of 851Before him are Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Louis Néel, Yang Chen-Ning, Kai Siegbahn, Zhores Alferov, and Igor Kurchatov. After him are Joseph Rotblat, Melvin Schwartz, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Hans Georg Dehmelt, George E. Smith, and Tsung-Dao Lee.

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Among people born in 1947, Gerd Binnig ranks 40Before him are Herman Van Rompuy, Tom Clancy, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Gloria Gaynor, Sam Neill, and Rob Rensenbrink. After him are Dick Advocaat, Bruno Latour, Linda B. Buck, Gigliola Cinquetti, Richard Griffiths, and Ronnie Wood.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gerd Binnig ranks 563 out of 7,253Before him are Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Walther von Reichenau (1884), Albert the Bear (1100), Albert, King of Sweden (1340), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), and Johann Georg Faust (1480). After him are Hans von Seeckt (1866), Lion Feuchtwanger (1884), Otto Carius (1922), Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743), Johannes Rau (1931), and Franz Boas (1858).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Gerd Binnig ranks 28Before him are Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), George Paget Thomson (1892), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Hans Geiger (1882), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), and Klaus Fuchs (1911). After him are Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922), Polykarp Kusch (1911), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Wolfgang Paul (1913), Herbert Kroemer (1928), and Theodor W. Hänsch (1941).