Hans Georg Dehmelt

1922 - 2017

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Hans Georg Dehmelt (German pronunciation: [ˈhans ˈɡeːɔʁk ˈdeːml̩t] ; 9 September 1922 – 7 March 2017) was a German and American physicist, who was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1989, for co-developing the ion trap technique (Penning trap) with Wolfgang Paul, for which they shared one-half of the prize (the other half of the Prize in that year was awarded to Norman Foster Ramsey). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Georg Dehmelt has received more than 143,363 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Hans Georg Dehmelt is the 171st most popular physicist (down from 130th in 2019), the 573rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 496th in 2019) and the 29th most popular German Physicist.

Hans Geiger is most famous for his work with Ernest Rutherford in the discovery of the atomic nucleus.

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Among physicists, Hans Georg Dehmelt ranks 171 out of 851Before him are Zhores Alferov, Igor Kurchatov, Gerd Binnig, Joseph Rotblat, Melvin Schwartz, and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga. After him are George E. Smith, Tsung-Dao Lee, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Emilio Segrè, Polykarp Kusch, and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.

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Among people born in 1922, Hans Georg Dehmelt ranks 35Before him are Stanley Cohen, Renata Tebaldi, Yang Chen-Ning, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Telly Savalas, and Otto Carius. After him are Iannis Xenakis, Nándor Hidegkuti, Ahmed Sékou Touré, Nikolay Basov, Doris Day, and Jacques Piccard. Among people deceased in 2017, Hans Georg Dehmelt ranks 30Before him are Slobodan Praljak, Simone Veil, Glen Campbell, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Mário Soares, and Martin Landau. After him are Roman Herzog, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Hiroto Muraoka, Derek Walcott, Tzvetan Todorov, and Louise Hay.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Georg Dehmelt ranks 573 out of 7,253Before him are Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743), Johannes Rau (1931), Franz Boas (1858), Erich Kästner (1899), Cunigunde of Luxembourg (978), and Adam Opel (1837). After him are Elisabeth of Wied (1843), Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1817), Caroline Augusta of Bavaria (1792), Horst Wessel (1907), Otto Rehhagel (1938), and Friedrich List (1789).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Hans Georg Dehmelt ranks 29Before him are George Paget Thomson (1892), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Hans Geiger (1882), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Klaus Fuchs (1911), and Gerd Binnig (1947). After him are Polykarp Kusch (1911), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Wolfgang Paul (1913), Herbert Kroemer (1928), Theodor W. Hänsch (1941), and Horst Ludwig Störmer (1949).