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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 270,515 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia. James Franck is the 94th most popular physicist (down from 87th in 2019), the 330th most popular biography from Germany (down from 329th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Physicist.

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

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, James Franck ranks 94 out of 717Before him are Arnold Sommerfeld, Peter Higgs, Paul Langevin, Arthur Compton, Charles Édouard Guillaume, and Dennis Gabor. After him are Manne Siegbahn, William Henry Bragg, Edward Teller, Walther Bothe, C. V. Raman, and Joseph Henry.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1882, James Franck ranks 24Before him are Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Umberto Boccioni, Edward Hopper, Abd el-Krim, Abdullah I of Jordan, and Mohammad Mosaddegh. After him are Zoltán Kodály, Rodolfo Graziani, Charles Ponzi, Getúlio Vargas, Emmerich Kálmán, and Percy Williams Bridgman. Among people deceased in 1964, James Franck ranks 8Before him are Douglas MacArthur, Ian Fleming, Herbert Hoover, Paul of Greece, Rachel Carson, and Norbert Wiener. After him are Alma Mahler, Gerhard Domagk, Victor Francis Hess, Vasily Grossman, Karl Polanyi, and Frans Eemil Sillanpää.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, James Franck ranks 330 out of 6,142Before him are Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), August von Mackensen (1849), August Ferdinand Möbius (1790), Emil Kraepelin (1856), and Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883). After him are Karl Haushofer (1869), Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), Otto Frank (1889), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Heinrich Schütz (1585), and Friedrich Fromm (1888).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, James Franck ranks 16Before him are Max von Laue (1879), Carl Zeiss (1816), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Ernst Ruska (1906), and Johannes Stark (1874). After him are Walther Bothe (1891), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Julius von Mayer (1814), Ernst Abbe (1840), and Arno Allan Penzias (1933).