Igor Tamm

1895 - 1971

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Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm (Russian: И́горь Евге́ньевич Тамм, IPA: [ˈiɡərʲ jɪvˈɡʲenʲjɪvitɕ ˈtam] (listen); 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 of Cherenkov radiation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Igor Tamm has received more than 179,401 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Igor Tamm is the 113th most popular physicist (up from 123rd in 2019), the 164th most popular biography from Russia (down from 149th in 2019) and the 7th 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 113 out of 721Before him are Manne Siegbahn, Ernest Lawrence, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, François Arago, John Bardeen, and Arno Allan Penzias. After him are Kip Thorne, Auguste Piccard, Felix Bloch, Henry Moseley, Simon van der Meer, and Karl Schwarzschild.

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Among people born in 1895, Igor Tamm ranks 30Before him are Sergei Yesenin, Henrik Dam, Dolores Ibárruri, Zog I of Albania, Anastas Mikoyan, and Machine Gun Kelly. After him are Babe Ruth, László Moholy-Nagy, Gerhard Domagk, Oskar Dirlewanger, Buckminster Fuller, and Wilhelm Burgdorf. Among people deceased in 1971, Igor Tamm ranks 16Before him are Fernandel, François Duvalier, Arne Jacobsen, Wilhelm List, D. B. Cooper, and Harold Lloyd. After him are Gotthard Heinrici, Giorgos Seferis, Lin Biao, Rudolf Abel, Paul Karrer, and Mátyás Rákosi.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Igor Tamm ranks 164 out of 2,688Before him are Dmitry Donskoy (1350), Alexei Kosygin (1904), Genrikh Yagoda (1891), Anatoly Karpov (1951), Felix Steiner (1896), and Gala Dalí (1894). After him are Pyotr Bagration (1765), Gotthard Heinrici (1886), Abai Qunanbaiuly (1845), Christian Goldbach (1690), Alexander Rodchenko (1891), and Felix Yusupov (1887).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Igor Tamm ranks 7Before him are Gustav Kirchhoff (1824), Andrei Sakharov (1921), Wilhelm Wien (1864), Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), and Pavel Cherenkov (1904). After him are Ilya Frank (1908), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Nikolay Basov (1922), Igor Kurchatov (1903), and Vitaly Ginzburg (1916).