Hans Bethe

1906 - 2005

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Hans Albrecht Bethe (German pronunciation: [ˈhans ˈbeːtə] (listen); July 2, 1906 – March 6, 2005) was a German-American nuclear physicist who made important contributions to astrophysics, quantum electrodynamics, and solid-state physics, and who won the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis. For most of his career, Bethe was a professor at Cornell University.During World War II, he was head of the Theoretical Division at the secret Los Alamos laboratory that developed the first atomic bombs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Bethe has received more than 721,979 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Hans Bethe is the 141st most popular physicist (up from 148th in 2019), the 670th most popular biography from France (down from 614th in 2019) and the 18th most popular French Physicist.

Hans Bethe is most famous for his work in nuclear physics. He was the head of the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos during World War II, where he helped develop the atomic bomb.

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Among physicists, Hans Bethe ranks 141 out of 721Before him are Laura Bassi, Alfred Kastler, Maurice Wilkins, Julius von Mayer, François Englert, and Owen Chamberlain. After him are Roger Penrose, Ilya Frank, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Frits Zernike, Benjamin Thompson, and Murray Gell-Mann.

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Among people born in 1906, Hans Bethe ranks 42Before him are Hassan al-Banna, Albert Sabin, Oleg Antonov, Vladimir Prelog, Clyde Tombaugh, and John Huston. After him are Dino Buzzati, Philip Johnson, Klaus Mann, Hans Asperger, Empress Wanrong, and Estée Lauder. Among people deceased in 2005, Hans Bethe ranks 19Before him are Saul Bellow, Zhao Ziyang, Jack Kilby, Sister Lúcia, Omar Sívori, and Kenzō Tange. After him are Philip Johnson, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, James Callaghan, Ezer Weizman, Anne Bancroft, and Ernst Mayr.

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Among people born in France, Hans Bethe ranks 670 out of 5,234Before him are Marcel Lefebvre (1905), Alfred Kastler (1902), Raymond Aron (1905), Adam de la Halle (1245), Louis Renault (1877), and Roger Garaudy (1913). After him are Dora Maar (1907), Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), Aristide Maillol (1861), Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741), François-André Danican Philidor (1726), and Caroline Bonaparte (1782).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Hans Bethe ranks 18Before him are Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), François Arago (1786), Albert Fert (1938), Paul Langevin (1872), and Alfred Kastler (1902). After him are Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Jacques Charles (1763), Louis Néel (1904), Claude-Louis Navier (1785), Edmond Becquerel (1820), and Antoine César Becquerel (1788).