Henry Moseley

1887 - 1915

Henry Moseley

Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley (; 23 November 1887 – 10 August 1915) was an English physicist, whose contribution to the science of physics was the justification from physical laws of the previous empirical and chemical concept of the atomic number. This stemmed from his development of Moseley's law in X-ray spectra. Moseley's law advanced atomic physics, nuclear physics and quantum physics by providing the first experimental evidence in favour of Niels Bohr's theory, aside from the hydrogen atom spectrum which the Bohr theory was designed to reproduce. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Moseley has received more than 884,598 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 179th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Henry Moseley ranks 178 out of 659Before him are George E. Smith, Jerome Isaac Friedman, William Shockley, Nikolay Basov, Melvin Schwartz, and Hugh Everett III. After him are Robert Coleman Richardson, Burton Richter, Yang Chen-Ning, Wolfgang Paul, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, and Richard E. Taylor.

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Among people born in 1887, Henry Moseley ranks 28Before him are Heitor Villa-Lobos, Georg Trakl, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Chūichi Nagumo, John Reed, and Ruth Benedict. After him are Kurt Schwitters, Boris Karloff, August Macke, Lothar Rendulic, James B. Sumner, and Wolfgang Köhler. Among people deceased in 1915, Henry Moseley ranks 8Before him are Frederick Winslow Taylor, Alexander Scriabin, Paul Ehrlich, Porfirio Díaz, Jean-Henri Fabre, and Ellen G. White. After him are Sergei Witte, Clara Immerwahr, Wilhelm Windelband, Émile Waldteufel, Sergei Taneyev, and Armand Peugeot.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Moseley ranks 488 out of 5,347Before him are Arthur Balfour (1848), Thomas Savery (1650), James III of Scotland (1451), Peter Gabriel (1950), Anne Neville (1456), and Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411). After him are Kenneth MacAlpin (810), A. S. Neill (1883), Douglas Adams (1952), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Alan Parker (1944), and Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Henry Moseley ranks 24Before him are C. F. Powell (1903), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), George Paget Thomson (1892), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Roger Penrose (1931), and William Shockley (1910). After him are David Brewster (1781), John Cockcroft (1897), Patrick Blackett (1897), Nevill Francis Mott (1905), Andrew Huxley (1917), and Osborne Reynolds (1842).