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, verified Albert Einstein’s explanation of this phenomenon and thereby confirmed the atomic nature of matter (sedimentation equilibrium). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Baptiste Perrin has received more than 181,018 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Jean Baptiste Perrin is the 77th most popular physicist (up from 79th in 2019), the 390th most popular biography from France (down from 344th 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 77 out of 721Before him are Joseph von Fraunhofer, Emil Lenz, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Peter Higgs, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, and George Gamow. After him are Victor Francis Hess, Albert A. Michelson, Owen Willans Richardson, Lawrence Bragg, Arnold Sommerfeld, and William Rowan Hamilton.

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Among people born in 1870, Jean Baptiste Perrin ranks 8Before him are Maria Montessori, Alfred Adler, Christian X of Denmark, Franz Lehár, Adolf Loos, and William G. Morgan. After him are Albert Fish, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Jules Bordet, Miguel Primo de Rivera, Lavr Kornilov, and Ivan Bunin. Among people deceased in 1942, Jean Baptiste Perrin ranks 11Before him are Bronisław Malinowski, Edith Stein, Robert Musil, José Raúl Capablanca, William G. Morgan, and Anton Drexler. After him are Robert Bosch, Franz Boas, William Henry Bragg, Walther von Reichenau, Fritz Todt, and Richard Willstätter.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Baptiste Perrin ranks 390 out of 5,234Before him are James I of Aragon (1208), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930), André Le Nôtre (1613), Théophile Gautier (1811), and Édouard Daladier (1884). After him are Jean Monnet (1888), Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881), Letizia Ramolino (1750), Jean Genet (1910), Pytheas (-380), and Arthur de Gobineau (1816).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Jean Baptiste Perrin ranks 10Before him are Louis de Broglie (1892), Henry Cavendish (1731), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), and Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792). After him are Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), François Arago (1786), Albert Fert (1938), and Paul Langevin (1872).