J. Hans D. Jensen

1907 - 1973

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Johannes Hans Daniel Jensen (German pronunciation: [ˈhans ˈjɛnzn̩] (listen); 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 109,726 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). J. Hans D. Jensen is the 110th most popular physicist (up from 123rd in 2019), the 405th most popular biography from Germany (up from 456th in 2019) and the 19th most popular 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 110 out of 717Before him are Kip Thorne, Henry Moseley, George Gamow, Javier Solana, Victor Francis Hess, and Augustin-Jean Fresnel. After him are Edward Victor Appleton, Julius von Mayer, Anders Jonas Ångström, George Paget Thomson, Ernst Abbe, and Aage Bohr.

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Among people born in 1907, J. Hans D. Jensen ranks 17Before him are Rachel Carson, Alberto Moravia, Yakov Dzhugashvili, Baldur von Schirach, Jacques Tati, and Yang Shangkun. After him are Lin Biao, John Bowlby, Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Whittle, Nikolaas Tinbergen, and Hans Selye. Among people deceased in 1973, J. Hans D. Jensen ranks 28Before him are Henri Charrière, Pablo Casals, Gabriel Marcel, Ferdinand Schörner, Semyon Budyonny, and Víctor Jara. After him are Ragnar Frisch, Jacques Maritain, Selman Waksman, Hans Albert Einstein, Karl Ziegler, and Charles Greeley Abbot.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, J. Hans D. Jensen ranks 405 out of 6,142Before him are Walter Schellenberg (1910), Robert Ley (1890), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Klaus Meine (1948), Christopher of Bavaria (1416), and Carol I of Romania (1839). After him are Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Gerda Taro (1910), Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724), Regiomontanus (1436), Alexander Grothendieck (1928), and Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, J. Hans D. Jensen ranks 19Before him are Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Ernst Ruska (1906), Johannes Stark (1874), James Franck (1882), Walther Bothe (1891), and Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787). After him are Julius von Mayer (1814), Ernst Abbe (1840), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), and Karl Schwarzschild (1873).