Heinrich Rohrer

1933 - 2013

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Heinrich Rohrer (6 June 1933 – 16 May 2013) was a Swiss physicist who shared half of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics with Gerd Binnig for the design of the scanning tunneling microscope (STM). The other half of the Prize was awarded to Ernst Ruska. The Heinrich Rohrer Medal is presented triennially by the Surface Science Society of Japan with IBM Research – Zurich, Swiss Embassy in Japan, and Ms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinrich Rohrer has received more than 138,437 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Heinrich Rohrer is the 154th most popular physicist (up from 169th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 57th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Swiss Physicist.

Heinrich Rohrer is most famous for his work in the field of scanning tunneling microscopy, which he co-invented.

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Among physicists, Heinrich Rohrer ranks 154 out of 721Before him are William Shockley, Hannes Alfvén, Javier Solana, Ratko Janev, Hugh Everett III, and Robert H. Goddard. After him are Georges Charpak, Martin Lewis Perl, Ben Roy Mottelson, Rudolf Mössbauer, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, and Leon Cooper.

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Among people born in 1933, Heinrich Rohrer ranks 33Before him are Richard Rogers, Bernardo Provenzano, Gene Wilder, Paul Biya, Álvaro Siza Vieira, and John Barry. After him are Kim Novak, Wilbur Smith, Jerzy Grotowski, Jayne Mansfield, Gian Maria Volonté, and Philip Zimbardo. Among people deceased in 2013, Heinrich Rohrer ranks 25Before him are Giuliano Gemma, Nílton Santos, Djalma Santos, Jang Song-thaek, Christian de Duve, and Jovanka Broz. After him are Georges Moustaki, François Jacob, Erich Priebke, Don Shirley, Rochus Misch, and Ray Manzarek.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Heinrich Rohrer ranks 58 out of 749Before him are Lys Assia (1924), Hans Albert Einstein (1904), Clay Regazzoni (1939), Ferdinand Hodler (1853), Hans Küng (1928), and Emil Jannings (1884). After him are Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), Michel Mayor (1942), Max Frisch (1911), H. R. Giger (1940), Gabriel Cramer (1704), and Siegfried Wagner (1869).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Heinrich Rohrer ranks 5Before him are Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861), Johann Jakob Balmer (1825), Auguste Piccard (1884), and Felix Bloch (1905). After him are K. Alex Müller (1927), Walter H. Schottky (1886), Ami Argand (1750), Walther Ritz (1878), Raoul Pictet (1846), and Paul Scherrer (1890).