Joachim Frank

1940 - Today

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Joachim Frank (German pronunciation: [ˈjoːaxɪm ˈfʁaŋk] (listen)) (born September 12, 1940) is a German-American biophysicist at Columbia University and a Nobel laureate. He is regarded as the founder of single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017 with Jacques Dubochet and Richard Henderson. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joachim Frank has received more than 218,243 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Joachim Frank is the 183rd most popular chemist (down from 152nd in 2019), the 1,024th most popular biography from Germany (down from 963rd in 2019) and the 38th most popular Chemist.

Joachim Frank is most famous for his work in the field of X-ray crystallography. He is a professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Columbia University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Among chemists, Joachim Frank ranks 183 out of 509Before him are George Porter, Georg Wittig, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Antoine Jérôme Balard, Louis Jacques Thénard, and Max Perutz. After him are Ei-ichi Negishi, Walter Gilbert, Alan J. Heeger, Raymond Davis Jr., Stanislao Cannizzaro, and Germain Henri Hess.

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Among people born in 1940, Joachim Frank ranks 81Before him are Milena Dravić, Gudrun Ensslin, Lance Henriksen, Marlène Jobert, James Brolin, and John Gotti. After him are Astrud Gilberto, George Akerlof, Dionne Warwick, Lothar de Maizière, Anthony Fauci, and Brian Josephson.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Joachim Frank ranks 1,024 out of 6,142Before him are Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775), Constantin Fehrenbach (1852), Charles, Grand Duke of Baden (1786), Florian Geyer (1490), Karl Mack von Leiberich (1752), and Albert I, Duke of Bavaria (1336). After him are Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1781), Manfred Rommel (1928), Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1709), Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal (1862), Hermann Heinrich Gossen (1810), and Frederick IV, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1671).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Joachim Frank ranks 38Before him are Hennig Brand (1630), Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802), Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Robert Huber (1937), August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), and Georg Wittig (1897). After him are Gerhard Herzberg (1904), Johann Deisenhofer (1943), Emil Erlenmeyer (1825), Feodor Lynen (1911), Franz Karl Achard (1753), and Friedrich Sertürner (1783).