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Ilya Frank

1908 - 1990

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Ilya Mikhailovich Frank (Russian: Илья Михайлович Франк; 23 October 1908 – 22 June 1990) was a Soviet physicist who received the 1958 Nobel Prize for Physics, jointly with Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov and Igor Y. Tamm, also of the Soviet Union. He received the award for his work in explaining the phenomenon of Cherenkov radiation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ilya Frank has received more than 126,090 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Ilya Frank is the 194th most popular physicist (down from 143rd in 2019), the 285th most popular biography from Russia (down from 194th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Russian Physicist.

Ilya Frank is most famous for his work in the field of electroencephalography (EEG) and neurophysiology. He was a student of Hans Berger and he built upon his mentor's work, which led to the invention of the EEG.

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Among physicists, Ilya Frank ranks 194 out of 717Before him are Yang Chen-Ning, Satyendra Nath Bose, John Archibald Wheeler, John L. Hall, Wolfgang Paul, and Frederick Reines. After him are Isamu Akasaki, Willis Lamb, K. Alex Müller, Nikolay Basov, Arthur Leonard Schawlow, and David Lee.

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Among people born in 1908, Ilya Frank ranks 40Before him are Werner von Haeften, Hannes Alfvén, Willard Libby, John Kenneth Galbraith, Balthus, and Cesare Pavese. After him are Joseph Rotblat, Alfred Hershey, Günther Prien, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Arthur Adamov, and Józef Gosławski. Among people deceased in 1990, Ilya Frank ranks 25Before him are Keith Haring, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Miguel Muñoz, Robert Hofstadter, Boris Shcherbina, and Lawrence Durrell. After him are Barbara Stanwyck, Sandro Pertini, Jacques Demy, Bruno Bettelheim, Sergio Corbucci, and Luigi Nono.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Ilya Frank ranks 285 out of 3,262Before him are Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (1783), Andrei Grechko (1903), Vladimir Ashkenazy (1937), Pharnaces II of Pontus (-95), Kirill Meretskov (1897), and Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia (1843). After him are Armin Mueller-Stahl (1930), Mikhail Khodorkovsky (1963), Natalya Naryshkina (1651), Nikolay Basov (1922), Fyodor Tyutchev (1803), and Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia (1875).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Ilya Frank ranks 11Before him are Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Pavel Cherenkov (1904), Igor Tamm (1895), Igor Kurchatov (1903), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), and Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928). After him are Nikolay Basov (1922), Vitaly Ginzburg (1916), Andre Geim (1958), Yuri Oganessian (1933), Vladimir Shukhov (1853), and Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov (1891).