Gerd Binnig

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Gerd Binnig (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 148,542 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Gerd Binnig is the 234th most popular physicist (up from 249th in 2019), the 912th most popular biography from Germany (down from 830th in 2019) and the 31st 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 234 out of 721Before him are Val Logsdon Fitch, Burton Richter, Georg von Békésy, Armen Sarkissian, John Cockcroft, and Rolf Maximilian Sievert. After him are Max Delbrück, Anthony James Leggett, Daniel Rutherford, Antoine César Becquerel, David Lee, and Martinus J. G. Veltman.

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Among people born in 1947, Gerd Binnig ranks 51Before him are Richard Griffiths, Dick Advocaat, Óscar Tabárez, Jonathan Banks, Dick Fosbury, and Richard Dreyfuss. After him are Zahi Hawass, Robert Englund, Barbara Bach, Margaret Chan, Ronnie Wood, and Mario Draghi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gerd Binnig ranks 912 out of 5,289Before him are Gert Fröbe (1913), Reinhard Scheer (1863), Franz Rosenzweig (1886), Luise Rainer (1910), Zwentibold (870), and Georg von Frundsberg (1473). After him are Max Delbrück (1906), Albert of Saxony (1828), Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (1546), Konrad Witz (1400), Alfred Brehm (1829), and Herbert Gille (1897).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Gerd Binnig ranks 31Before him are Julius von Mayer (1814), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922), Polykarp Kusch (1911), Wolfgang Paul (1913), and Carl von Linde (1842). After him are Max Delbrück (1906), Klaus Fuchs (1911), Herbert Kroemer (1928), Ludwig Prandtl (1875), Rainer Weiss (1932), and Theodor W. Hänsch (1941).