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Hans Georg Dehmelt

1922 - 2017

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Hans Georg Dehmelt (German pronunciation: [ˈhans ˈɡeːɔʁk ˈdeːml̩t] (listen); 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 128,262 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Hans Georg Dehmelt is the 130th most popular physicist (up from 175th in 2019), the 496th most popular biography from Germany (up from 656th in 2019) and the 23rd 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 130 out of 717Before him are Leo Szilard, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Arno Allan Penzias, Percy Williams Bridgman, and Charles Glover Barkla. After him are Maurice Wilkins, Ernest Lawrence, Igor Tamm, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, and Albert Fert.

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Among people born in 1922, Hans Georg Dehmelt ranks 25Before him are Gérard Philipe, Imre Lakatos, Aage Bohr, Kurt Vonnegut, Iannis Xenakis, and Betty White. After him are Otto Carius, Vittorio Gassman, Doris Day, Alain Resnais, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Telly Savalas. Among people deceased in 2017, Hans Georg Dehmelt ranks 23Before him are Mireille Darc, Manuel Noriega, Johnny Hallyday, Glen Campbell, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and Jerry Lewis. After him are Martin Landau, Mário Soares, Lotfi A. Zadeh, George A. Romero, Nicolaas Bloembergen, and Tzvetan Todorov.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Georg Dehmelt ranks 496 out of 6,142Before him are Prince Maximilian of Baden (1867), Maria Anna of Neuburg (1667), Louis the Child (893), Caroline Herschel (1750), Fanny Mendelssohn (1805), and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908). After him are Pyotr Stolypin (1862), Wilhelm Schickard (1592), Werner von Fritsch (1880), Julia Drusilla (16), Patrick Süskind (1949), and Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Hans Georg Dehmelt ranks 23Before him are Walther Bothe (1891), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Julius von Mayer (1814), Ernst Abbe (1840), and Arno Allan Penzias (1933). After him are Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), Hans Geiger (1882), Polykarp Kusch (1911), and Gerd Binnig (1947).