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Gustav Ludwig Hertz

1887 - 1975

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Gustav Ludwig Hertz (German: [ˈɡʊs.taf ˈluːt.vɪç hɛʁt͡s] (listen); 22 July 1887 – 30 October 1975) was a German experimental physicist and Nobel Prize winner for his work on inelastic electron collisions in gases, and a nephew of Heinrich Rudolf Hertz. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav Ludwig Hertz has received more than 172,015 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Gustav Ludwig Hertz is the 61st most popular physicist (down from 57th in 2019), the 226th most popular biography from Germany (down from 185th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Physicist.

Gustav Ludwig Hertz was a German physicist who is most famous for his work in the field of electromagnetic waves. He was the first person to show that these waves could be reflected, refracted, and diffracted.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Gustav Ludwig Hertz ranks 61 out of 721Before him are William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Robert Andrews Millikan, Mikhail Lomonosov, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Rudolf Clausius, and Charles Thomson Rees Wilson. After him are Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Max von Laue, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Otto Stern, Johannes Stark, and Lev Landau.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1887, Gustav Ludwig Hertz ranks 15Before him are Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, Bernard Montgomery, Vidkun Quisling, Wilhelm Canaris, and Arthur Rubinstein. After him are Jozef Tiso, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Nikolai Vavilov, Juan Gris, Chūichi Nagumo, and Saint-John Perse. Among people deceased in 1975, Gustav Ludwig Hertz ranks 15Before him are Otto Skorzeny, Umm Kulthum, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Mikhail Bakhtin, Arnold J. Toynbee, and Josephine Baker. After him are Jimmy Hoffa, Saint-John Perse, George Paget Thomson, Josemaría Escrivá, Nikolai Bulganin, and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gustav Ludwig Hertz ranks 226 out of 5,289Before him are Karl May (1842), Kurt von Schleicher (1882), Max Horkheimer (1895), Michael Ende (1929), Wilhelm Frick (1877), and Eckhart Tolle (1948). After him are Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), Albert Kesselring (1885), Irma Grese (1923), Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), Leopold von Ranke (1795), and Ludwig Erhard (1897).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Gustav Ludwig Hertz ranks 9Before him are Max Planck (1858), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Georg Ohm (1789), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), and Otto von Guericke (1602). After him are Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Max von Laue (1879), Johannes Stark (1874), Carl Zeiss (1816), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), and Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787).