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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 248,690 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Igor Tamm is the 133rd most popular physicist (down from 113th in 2019), the 182nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 164th 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 133 out of 717Before him are Arno Allan Penzias, Percy Williams Bridgman, Charles Glover Barkla, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Maurice Wilkins, and Ernest Lawrence. After him are Josiah Willard Gibbs, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Albert Fert, François Englert, Jean-Baptiste Biot, and Jacques Charles.

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Among people born in 1895, Igor Tamm ranks 37Before him are Oskar Dirlewanger, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Cemal Gürsel, Levi Eshkol, Vladimir Propp, and Ragnar Frisch. After him are Ludvík Svoboda, Machine Gun Kelly, László Moholy-Nagy, Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia, and Cristóbal Balenciaga. Among people deceased in 1971, Igor Tamm ranks 20Before him are Lin Biao, Mátyás Rákosi, Wilhelm List, Gotthard Heinrici, Arne Tiselius, and Giorgos Seferis. After him are Arne Jacobsen, Donald Winnicott, Harold Lloyd, D. B. Cooper, François Duvalier, and Franz Stangl.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Igor Tamm ranks 182 out of 3,262Before him are Anatoly Karpov (1951), Alexander Friedmann (1888), Nicholas Roerich (1874), Vladimir Propp (1895), Seraphim of Sarov (1754), and Nikolai Vatutin (1901). After him are Ivan Bunin (1870), Alexander Rodchenko (1891), Wladimir Köppen (1846), Maya Plisetskaya (1925), Anastasia Romanovna (1530), and Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (1882).

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 Igor Kurchatov (1903), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Ilya Frank (1908), Nikolay Basov (1922), and Vitaly Ginzburg (1916).