James Franck

1882 - 1964

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James Franck (German pronunciation: [ˈdʒɛɪ̯ms ˈfʁaŋk] (listen); 26 August 1882 – 21 May 1964) was a German physicist who won the 1925 Nobel Prize for Physics with Gustav Hertz "for their discovery of the laws governing the impact of an electron upon an atom". He completed his doctorate in 1906 and his habilitation in 1911 at the Frederick William University in Berlin, where he lectured and taught until 1918, having reached the position of professor extraordinarius. He served as a volunteer in the German Army during World War I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Franck has received more than 244,278 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). James Franck is the 87th most popular physicist (up from 96th in 2019), the 329th most popular biography from Germany (down from 289th in 2019) and the 16th most popular German Physicist.

James Franck is most famous for his work with Max Planck in the field of quantum physics.

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Among physicists, James Franck ranks 87 out of 721Before him are Lawrence Bragg, Arnold Sommerfeld, William Rowan Hamilton, Edward Teller, C. V. Raman, and Dennis Gabor. After him are Arthur Compton, Aage Bohr, Carl David Anderson, Peter Debye, Gabriel Lippmann, and Ernst Abbe.

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Among people born in 1882, James Franck ranks 24Before him are Melanie Klein, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Abdullah I of Jordan, Umberto Boccioni, and Abd el-Krim. After him are Emmerich Kálmán, Zoltán Kodály, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Arthur Eddington, Charles Ponzi, and Princess Margaret of Connaught. Among people deceased in 1964, James Franck ranks 10Before him are Paul of Greece, Ian Fleming, Norbert Wiener, Victor Francis Hess, Alma Mahler, and Rachel Carson. After him are Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Gerrit Rietveld, Vasily Grossman, Gerhard Domagk, Karl Polanyi, and Leo Szilard.

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Among people born in Germany, James Franck ranks 329 out of 5,289Before him are Karl Haushofer (1869), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Gustav Stresemann (1878), Rudolf Carnap (1891), Simone Signoret (1921), and Sepp Maier (1944). After him are Thomas à Kempis (1380), Franz Boas (1858), Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463), August Ferdinand Möbius (1790), Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781), and Friedrich Bessel (1784).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, James Franck ranks 16Before him are Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Max von Laue (1879), Johannes Stark (1874), Carl Zeiss (1816), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), and Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787). After him are Ernst Abbe (1840), Ernst Ruska (1906), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Walther Bothe (1891), and J. Hans D. Jensen (1907).