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Joachim Frank

1940 - Today

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Joachim Frank (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 194,483 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Joachim Frank is the 152nd most popular chemist (up from 176th in 2019), the 963rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 860th in 2019) and the 35th most popular German 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

Among chemists, Joachim Frank ranks 152 out of 510Before him are Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Stanley Miller, Robert S. Mulliken, William Howard Stein, Georg Wittig, and August Wilhelm von Hofmann. After him are Robert F. Furchgott, Leo Baekeland, William C. Campbell, Heinrich Gustav Magnus, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, and Nikolay Semyonov.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1940, Joachim Frank ranks 78Before him are Gudrun Ensslin, James Brolin, George Akerlof, Paolo Borsellino, Al Jarreau, and Milena Dravić. After him are Fatema Mernissi, Marlène Jobert, Dionne Warwick, Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein, Gojko Mitić, and Brian Josephson.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Joachim Frank ranks 963 out of 5,289Before him are Bernd Schuster (1959), Stefan Lochner (1410), Helmut Rahn (1929), Klaus Fuchs (1911), Georg Wittig (1897), and August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818). After him are Henry II, Duke of Austria (1107), Mary Wigman (1886), Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), and John George, Elector of Brandenburg (1525).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Joachim Frank ranks 35Before him are Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), Gerhard Ertl (1936), Manfred Eigen (1927), Fritz Strassmann (1902), Georg Wittig (1897), and August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818). After him are Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802), Feodor Lynen (1911), Robert Huber (1937), Gerhard Herzberg (1904), Emil Erlenmeyer (1825), and Joachim Sauer (1949).