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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 212,865 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia. Heinrich Rohrer is the 118th most popular physicist (up from 154th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 58th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 118 out of 717Before him are Julius von Mayer, Anders Jonas Ångström, George Paget Thomson, Ernst Abbe, Aage Bohr, and Auguste Piccard. After him are François Arago, Walter Houser Brattain, C. F. Powell, Pavel Cherenkov, Owen Chamberlain, and Leo Szilard.

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Among people born in 1933, Heinrich Rohrer ranks 25Before him are Jalal Talabani, Susan Sontag, Just Fontaine, Lina Medina, Paul Biya, and Krzysztof Penderecki. After him are Costa-Gavras, Elinor Ostrom, Arno Allan Penzias, Wilbur Smith, Richard Rogers, and Kim Novak. Among people deceased in 2013, Heinrich Rohrer ranks 17Before him are Paul Walker, Tom Clancy, Giuliano Gemma, Mohammed Omar, Joan Fontaine, and Ronald Coase. After him are Lou Reed, Giulio Andreotti, Christian de Duve, Djalma Santos, Robert Edwards, and Robert Coleman Richardson.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Heinrich Rohrer ranks 40 out of 876Before him are Adelaide of Italy (931), Karl Barth (1886), Johannes Itten (1888), Eugen Bleuler (1857), Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), and Auguste Piccard (1884). After him are Benjamin Constant (1767), Henry Fuseli (1741), Hermann Rorschach (1884), Albert I of Germany (1255), Robert Walser (1878), and Angelica Kauffman (1741).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Heinrich Rohrer ranks 3Before him are Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861) and Auguste Piccard (1884). After him are Felix Bloch (1905), Johann Jakob Balmer (1825), K. Alex Müller (1927), Ami Argand (1750), Walter H. Schottky (1886), Walther Ritz (1878), Raoul Pictet (1846), Jakob II Bernoulli (1759), and Alfred Kleiner (1849).