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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 252,062 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Gerd Binnig is the 187th most popular physicist (up from 234th in 2019), the 713th most popular biography from Germany (up from 912th in 2019) and the 29th 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 187 out of 717Before him are Klaus von Klitzing, Louis Néel, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Richard E. Taylor, and Giorgio Parisi. After him are Yang Chen-Ning, Satyendra Nath Bose, John Archibald Wheeler, John L. Hall, Wolfgang Paul, and Frederick Reines.

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Among people born in 1947, Gerd Binnig ranks 46Before him are Ronnie Wood, Richard Griffiths, Zahi Hawass, Linda B. Buck, Óscar Tabárez, and César Gaviria. After him are James Woods, Megawati Sukarnoputri, Rob Rensenbrink, Jonathan Pryce, Bruno Latour, and Mohammad Najibullah.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gerd Binnig ranks 713 out of 6,142Before him are Maria Anna of Bavaria (1574), Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707), Michael Praetorius (1571), Alfred Hugenberg (1865), Günter Schabowski (1929), and Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria (1869). After him are Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (1757), Sophia Charlotte of Hanover (1668), Arthur Nebe (1894), Max Schmeling (1905), and David Strauss (1808).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Gerd Binnig ranks 29Before him are Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), Hans Geiger (1882), and Polykarp Kusch (1911). After him are Wolfgang Paul (1913), Herbert Kroemer (1928), Max Delbrück (1906), Carl von Linde (1842), Klaus Hasselmann (1931), and Georg Bednorz (1950).