Igor Tamm

1895 - 1971

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Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm (Russian: И́горь Евге́ньевич Тамм; 8 July 1895 – 12 April 1971) was a Soviet physicist who received the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov and Ilya Mikhailovich Frank, for their 1934 discovery and demonstration of Cherenkov radiation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Igor Tamm has received more than 260,308 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Igor Tamm is the 183rd most popular physicist (down from 133rd in 2019), the 211th most popular biography from Russia (down from 181st in 2019) and the 9th most popular Russian Physicist.

Igor Tamm was a Russian physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1958 with Pavel Cherenkov and Ilya Frank for their work on the Cherenkov Effect.

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Among physicists, Igor Tamm ranks 183 out of 851Before him are Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Martin Lewis Perl, Alexander Prokhorov, Satyendra Nath Bose, James Rainwater, and Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov. After him are Martinus J. G. Veltman, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Klaus von Klitzing, Charles H. Townes, David Bohm, and Gustav Ludwig Hertz.

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Among people born in 1895, Igor Tamm ranks 43Before him are László Moholy-Nagy, Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Vladimir Propp, William Giauque, and Zog I of Albania. After him are Buckminster Fuller, André Frédéric Cournand, Augusto César Sandino, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, Stanley Rous, and Jürgen Stroop. Among people deceased in 1971, Igor Tamm ranks 25Before him are Donald Winnicott, Wilhelm List, Franz Stangl, Gotthard Heinrici, François Duvalier, and D. B. Cooper. After him are Lothar Rendulic, Wendell Meredith Stanley, Rudolf Abel, Jacobo Árbenz, Roy O. Disney, and Marcel Dupré.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Igor Tamm ranks 211 out of 3,761Before him are Nikolai Vavilov (1887), Mikhail Suslov (1902), Olga Constantinovna of Russia (1851), Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), and Gherman Titov (1935). After him are Nicholas Roerich (1874), Alexander Rodchenko (1891), Gennady Zyuganov (1944), Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899), Raisa Gorbacheva (1932), and Ivan Goncharov (1812).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Igor Tamm ranks 9Before him are Wilhelm Wien (1864), Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Pavel Cherenkov (1904), Igor Kurchatov (1903), and Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928). After him are Nikolay Basov (1922), Ilya Frank (1908), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Vitaly Ginzburg (1916), Alexey Ekimov (1945), and Yuri Oganessian (1933).