Hans Kramers

1894 - 1952

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Hendrik Anthony "Hans" Kramers (17 December 1894 – 24 April 1952) was a Dutch physicist who worked with Niels Bohr to understand how electromagnetic waves interact with matter and made important contributions to quantum mechanics and statistical physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Kramers has received more than 124,919 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Hans Kramers is the 342nd most popular physicist (up from 352nd in 2019), the 246th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 263rd in 2019) and the 14th most popular Dutch Physicist.

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Among physicists, Hans Kramers ranks 342 out of 851Before him are Ferenc Krausz, Frank Oppenheimer, Philip Abelson, John Stewart Bell, John Theophilus Desaguliers, and Shuji Nakamura. After him are Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Jean-Charles de Borda, Franz Ernst Neumann, Walter A. Shewhart, Leopold Infeld, and William Sturgeon.

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Among people born in 1894, Hans Kramers ranks 61Before him are Leo Kanner, Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, Américo Tomás, Walter Warlimont, Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Anton Mussert. After him are Wäinö Aaltonen, Thorleif Haug, Hans Langsdorff, Francisco Craveiro Lopes, Frank Borzage, and Wilhelm Schepmann. Among people deceased in 1952, Hans Kramers ranks 38Before him are Charles Lightoller, John Langenus, Bedřich Hrozný, Clark L. Hull, René Grousset, and Kurt Schumacher. After him are Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Alfred Einstein, Pedro Lascuráin, Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria, Carlo Sforza, and Michael Rostovtzeff.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Hans Kramers ranks 246 out of 1,646Before him are Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (1948), Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527), Tiësto (1969), William I, Count of Holland (1167), Regnier de Graaf (1641), and Ben Feringa (1951). After him are Patrick Kluivert (1976), Jozef Israëls (1824), Piet Pieterszoon Hein (1577), Saskia Sassen (1947), Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau (1627), and Jan Peter Balkenende (1956).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Hans Kramers ranks 14Before him are Peter Debye (1884), Frits Zernike (1888), Simon van der Meer (1925), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), and Jan Ingenhousz (1730). After him are Samuel Goudsmit (1902), Wander Johannes de Haas (1878), Hendrik Casimir (1909), Abraham Pais (1918), Willem Hendrik Keesom (1876), and Dirk Coster (1889).