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Jean Baptiste Perrin

1870 - 1942

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Jean Baptiste Perrin (30 September 1870 – 17 April 1942) was a French physicist who, in his studies of the Brownian motion of minute particles suspended in liquids (sedimentation equilibrium), verified Albert Einstein’s explanation of this phenomenon and thereby confirmed the atomic nature of matter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Baptiste Perrin has received more than 199,594 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Jean Baptiste Perrin is the 75th most popular physicist (up from 77th in 2019), the 368th most popular biography from France (up from 389th in 2019) and the 10th most popular French Physicist.

Jean Baptiste Perrin was a French physicist who is most famous for his work in the field of atomic physics. He is credited with the discovery of the neutron, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1926.

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Among physicists, Jean Baptiste Perrin ranks 75 out of 717Before him are Roger Penrose, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Max von Laue, William Rowan Hamilton, and Carl Zeiss. After him are Lawrence Bragg, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Owen Willans Richardson, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Albert A. Michelson, and Ernst Ruska.

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Among people born in 1870, Jean Baptiste Perrin ranks 7Before him are Vladimir Lenin, Maria Montessori, Alfred Adler, Franz Lehár, Christian X of Denmark, and Adolf Loos. After him are Jules Bordet, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Albert Fish, William G. Morgan, Miguel Primo de Rivera, and Louis II, Prince of Monaco. Among people deceased in 1942, Jean Baptiste Perrin ranks 10Before him are Bronisław Malinowski, Edith Stein, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anton Drexler, José Raúl Capablanca, and Robert Musil. After him are William Henry Bragg, Robert Bosch, William G. Morgan, Walther von Reichenau, Fritz Todt, and Franz Boas.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Baptiste Perrin ranks 368 out of 6,011Before him are Prosper Mérimée (1803), Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715), Alexis Carrel (1873), Charles Le Brun (1619), Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699), and Gregory of Tours (538). After him are François Mauriac (1885), Raymond Kopa (1931), Georges Bataille (1897), Jérôme Bonaparte (1784), Alain Prost (1955), and Jules Rimet (1873).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Jean Baptiste Perrin ranks 10Before him are Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Henry Cavendish (1731), Louis de Broglie (1892), Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), and Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792). After him are Paul Langevin (1872), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), Alfred Kastler (1902), Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), François Arago (1786), and Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799).