Gerhard Ertl

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Gerhard Ertl (born 10 October 1936) is a German physicist and a Professor emeritus at the Department of Physical Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin, Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerhard Ertl has received more than 131,855 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Gerhard Ertl is the 124th most popular chemist (down from 101st in 2019), the 808th most popular biography from Germany (down from 577th in 2019) and the 30th most popular German Chemist.

Gerhard Ertl is most famous for his research on the chemical reactions that take place in automobile engines.

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Among chemists, Gerhard Ertl ranks 124 out of 510Before him are Ernst Otto Fischer, Louis Jacques Thénard, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, James B. Sumner, Avram Hershko, and Harry Kroto. After him are Wallace Carothers, William Hyde Wollaston, Robert Burns Woodward, Sune Bergström, Vincent du Vigneaud, and John Macleod.

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Among people born in 1936, Gerhard Ertl ranks 49Before him are Choummaly Sayasone, Kris Kristofferson, Yasuo Fukuda, B. J. Habibie, Ferid Murad, and Émile Lahoud. After him are Anna German, Henry Lee Lucas, Engelbert Humperdinck, Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and Günter Blobel.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gerhard Ertl ranks 808 out of 5,289Before him are John George III, Elector of Saxony (1647), Carl Friedrich Abel (1723), Frank Farian (1941), Tannhäuser (1205), Maurice, Elector of Saxony (1521), and Wilhelm Liebknecht (1826). After him are Albert V, Duke of Bavaria (1528), Ludwig Stumpfegger (1910), Manfred Rommel (1928), Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria (1660), Johannes Trithemius (1462), and Robert Aumann (1930).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Gerhard Ertl ranks 30Before him are Otto Diels (1876), Ernst Chain (1906), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), Hennig Brand (1630), and Ernst Otto Fischer (1918). After him are Manfred Eigen (1927), Fritz Strassmann (1902), Georg Wittig (1897), August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), Joachim Frank (1940), and Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802).