PHYSICIST

Hantaro Nagaoka

1865 - 1950

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Hantaro Nagaoka (長岡 半太郎, Nagaoka Hantarō, August 19, 1865 – December 11, 1950) was a Japanese physicist and a pioneer of Japanese physics during the Meiji period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hantaro Nagaoka has received more than 190,589 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Hantaro Nagaoka is the 398th most popular physicist (down from 396th in 2019), the 622nd most popular biography from Japan (up from 631st in 2019) and the 14th most popular Japanese Physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Hantaro Nagaoka ranks 398 out of 851Before him are Friedrich Paschen, Léon Brillouin, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Edward Witten, Takaaki Kajita, and Samuel Goudsmit. After him are Chester Carlson, Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, Nick Holonyak, Ányos Jedlik, Rudolf Peierls, and Walther Gerlach.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1865, Hantaro Nagaoka ranks 63Before him are Andrey Sheptytsky, Lucjan Żeligowski, Bronisława Dłuska, Anandi Gopal Joshi, Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg, and Friedrich Paschen. After him are Said Halim Pasha, Rafael Merry del Val, Aspazija, Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Prince Kan'in Kotohito, and John Stanley Plaskett. Among people deceased in 1950, Hantaro Nagaoka ranks 63Before him are Agnes Smedley, Kim Kyu-sik, Henry H. Arnold, Walter Huston, Abraham Wald, and Olaf Stapledon. After him are John C. Woods, Walter Eucken, Yvan Goll, Traian Vuia, Nikolai Voznesensky, and William Lyon Mackenzie King.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hantaro Nagaoka ranks 622 out of 6,245Before him are Hitoshi Ashida (1887), Shigeru Ban (1957), Hasui Kawase (1883), Zenkō Suzuki (1911), Kaneto Shindo (1912), and Mineko Iwasaki (1949). After him are Senjūrō Hayashi (1876), Yuriko Koike (1952), Keigo Higashino (1958), Kyōka Izumi (1873), Nobuyuki Kato (1920), and Tadao Takayama (1904).

Among PHYSICISTS In Japan

Among physicists born in Japan, Hantaro Nagaoka ranks 14Before him are Leo Esaki (1925), Toshihide Maskawa (1940), Shuji Nakamura (1954), Yoshio Nishina (1890), Hiroshi Amano (1960), and Takaaki Kajita (1959). After him are Toshiko Yuasa (1909), Sumio Iijima (1939), Shoichi Sakata (1911), Ted Fujita (1920), Yoshiaki Arata (1924), and Kazuhiko Nishijima (1926).