Irving Langmuir

1881 - 1957

Irving Langmuir

Irving Langmuir (; 31 January 1881 – 16 August 1957) was an American chemist, physicist, and engineer. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1932 for his work in surface chemistry. Langmuir's most famous publication is the 1919 article "The Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms and Molecules" in which, building on Gilbert N. Lewis's cubical atom theory and Walther Kossel's chemical bonding theory, he outlined his "concentric theory of atomic structure". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irving Langmuir has received more than 336,420 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 90th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Irving Langmuir ranks 90 out of 473Before him are Antoni Grabowski, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Johann Rudolf Glauber, Tadeusz Reichstein, Manfred Eigen, and Paul Hermann Müller. After him are Otto Diels, Johan Gadolin, Joseph Proust, Gilbert N. Lewis, Raymond Davis Jr., and Frederick Gowland Hopkins.

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Among people born in 1881, Irving Langmuir ranks 30Before him are Hermann Staudinger, Alcide De Gasperi, Maximilian von Weichs, George Enescu, Erwin von Witzleben, and Juan Ramón Jiménez. After him are Asta Nielsen, Walter Rudolf Hess, François Darlan, Władysław Sikorski, Theodore von Kármán, and Natalia Goncharova. Among people deceased in 1957, Irving Langmuir ranks 23Before him are Walther Bothe, Gabriela Mistral, Gerty Cori, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Heinrich Otto Wieland, and Alfred Döblin. After him are Curzio Malaparte, František Kupka, Jože Plečnik, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Eliot Ness, and Heinrich Hoffmann.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Irving Langmuir ranks 620 out of 12,171Before him are George E. Smith (1930), Dashiell Hammett (1894), William P. Murphy (1892), Bill Murray (1950), Robert Altman (1925), and Robert Venturi (1925). After him are John Goodman (1952), Dolly Parton (1946), Tyrone Power (1914), Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), and Philip Zimbardo (1933).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Irving Langmuir ranks 9Before him are John Stith Pemberton (1831), Melvin Calvin (1911), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Theodore William Richards (1868), Harold Urey (1893), and John Howard Northrop (1891). After him are Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), James B. Sumner (1887), and William Howard Stein (1911).