J. Hans D. Jensen

1907 - 1973

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Johannes Hans Daniel Jensen (25 June 1907 – 11 February 1973) was a German nuclear physicist. During World War II, he worked on the German nuclear energy project, known as the Uranium Club, where he contributed to the separation of uranium isotopes. After the war, Jensen was a professor at the University of Heidelberg. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. Hans D. Jensen has received more than 99,056 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). J. Hans D. Jensen is the 123rd most popular physicist (down from 107th in 2019), the 456th most popular biography from Germany (down from 333rd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular German Physicist.

J. Hans D. Jensen is most famous for his work in the field of plant physiology. He was one of the first scientists to study photosynthesis and he discovered the process of photophosphorylation.

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Among physicists, J. Hans D. Jensen ranks 123 out of 721Before him are Henry Moseley, Simon van der Meer, Karl Schwarzschild, Thomas Young, Walther Bothe, and Josiah Willard Gibbs. After him are George Paget Thomson, Edward Victor Appleton, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Gustaf Dalén, Percy Williams Bridgman, and Leo Szilard.

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Among people born in 1907, J. Hans D. Jensen ranks 24Before him are John Bowlby, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Robert A. Heinlein, Lin Biao, Horst Wessel, and Frank Whittle. After him are Sister Lúcia, Fred Zinnemann, Dora Maar, Hans Selye, Bhagat Singh, and Maurice Blanchot. Among people deceased in 1973, J. Hans D. Jensen ranks 28Before him are Pablo Casals, Ferdinand Schörner, Semyon Budyonny, Gabriel Marcel, Anna Magnani, and Víctor Jara. After him are Jacques Maritain, Karl Ziegler, Charles Greeley Abbot, Hans Albert Einstein, Selman Waksman, and A. S. Neill.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, J. Hans D. Jensen ranks 456 out of 5,289Before him are Richard Willstätter (1872), August Weismann (1834), Horst Wessel (1907), Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (1573), Louise Mountbatten (1889), and Hans Lippershey (1570). After him are Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium (1876), Maria Josepha of Bavaria (1739), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), and Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, J. Hans D. Jensen ranks 22Before him are James Franck (1882), Ernst Abbe (1840), Ernst Ruska (1906), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), and Walther Bothe (1891). After him are Hans Geiger (1882), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Julius von Mayer (1814), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922), and Polykarp Kusch (1911).