PHYSICIST

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 116,150 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Hans Georg Dehmelt is the 175th most popular physicist (down from 155th in 2019), the 656th most popular biography from Germany (down from 467th in 2019) and the 27th 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

Among physicists, Hans Georg Dehmelt ranks 175 out of 721Before him are Jacques Charles, Robert Coleman Richardson, David Brewster, Michio Kaku, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, and Steven Weinberg. After him are Walter Houser Brattain, K. Alex Müller, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Alexander Prokhorov, Donald A. Glaser, and Osborne Reynolds.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1922, Hans Georg Dehmelt ranks 39Before him are Miguel Muñoz, Vittorio Gassman, Jacques Piccard, Yang Chen-Ning, Nikolay Basov, and Julius Nyerere. After him are Nándor Hidegkuti, Renata Tebaldi, Lucian Freud, Leon M. Lederman, Ahmed Sékou Touré, and Liliane Bettencourt. Among people deceased in 2017, Hans Georg Dehmelt ranks 35Before him are Kenneth Arrow, Roman Herzog, Emmanuelle Riva, Malcolm Young, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, and Simone Veil. After him are Slobodan Praljak, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Peter L. Berger, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Liliane Bettencourt, and Emma Morano.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Georg Dehmelt ranks 656 out of 5,289Before him are Carlos Kleiber (1930), Gustav Heinemann (1899), Maria Barbara Bach (1684), John, Elector of Saxony (1468), Peter Kürten (1883), and Curd Jürgens (1915). After him are Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743), Hans Fallada (1893), Otto Grotewohl (1894), Johann Joachim Quantz (1697), Theodor Morell (1886), and Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Hans Georg Dehmelt ranks 27Before him are Walther Bothe (1891), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Hans Geiger (1882), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Julius von Mayer (1814), and Rudolf Mössbauer (1929). After him are Polykarp Kusch (1911), Wolfgang Paul (1913), Carl von Linde (1842), Gerd Binnig (1947), Max Delbrück (1906), and Klaus Fuchs (1911).