Ida Noddack

1896 - 1978

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Ida Noddack (25 February 1896 – 24 September 1978), née Tacke, was a German chemist and physicist. In 1934 she was the first to mention the idea later named nuclear fission. With her husband - Walter Noddack - and Otto Berg she discovered element 75, rhenium. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ida Noddack has received more than 84,524 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Ida Noddack is the 235th most popular chemist (up from 261st in 2019), the 1,055th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,003rd in 2019) and the 29th most popular British Chemist.

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Among chemists, Ida Noddack ranks 235 out of 510Before her are Robert W. Holley, Michael Polanyi, James Dewar, Alexander R. Todd, Aaron Klug, and Kaoru Ishikawa. After her are Thomas Graham, John E. Walker, William Standish Knowles, Erwin Chargaff, Vladimir Markovnikov, and Carl Ferdinand Cori.

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Among people born in 1896, Ida Noddack ranks 59Before her are Soghomon Tehlirian, Mamie Eisenhower, Kazimierz Kuratowski, Elsa Triolet, Leslie Groves, and Friedrich Hund. After her are Carl Ferdinand Cori, Aleksei Antonov, Tadj ol-Molouk, Julien Duvivier, Michael Balint, and Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont. Among people deceased in 1978, Ida Noddack ranks 46Before her are Tamara Karsavina, Charles Eames, Georgi Markov, Musa al-Sadr, Ignazio Silone, and Robert Shaw. After her are Carlo Scarpa, Hannah Höch, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Giovanni Gronchi, Henry Corbin, and Arnold Hauser.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ida Noddack ranks 1,055 out of 6,924Before her are Mike Newell (1942), Eric Idle (1943), Robert Shaw (1927), Flinders Petrie (1853), Thomas Lawrence (1769), and John Hawkwood (1320). After her are Inigo Jones (1573), Thomas Graham (1805), Van Morrison (1945), John E. Walker (1941), Adelard of Bath (1075), and James Lind (1716).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Ida Noddack ranks 29Before her are William Henry Perkin (1838), Michael Smith (1932), Derek Barton (1918), John Vane (1927), James Dewar (1842), and Alexander R. Todd (1907). After her are Thomas Graham (1805), John E. Walker (1941), Rodney Robert Porter (1917), Herbert C. Brown (1912), Smithson Tennant (1761), and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897).