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Johannes Diderik van der Waals

1837 - 1923

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Johannes Diderik van der Waals (Dutch pronunciation: [joːˈɦɑnəz ˈdidərɪk fɑn dər ˈʋaːls] (listen); 23 November 1837 – 8 March 1923) was a Dutch theoretical physicist and thermodynamicist famous for his pioneering work on the equation of state for gases and liquids. Van der Waals started his career as a school teacher. He became the first physics professor of the University of Amsterdam when in 1877 the old Athenaeum was upgraded to Municipal University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Diderik van der Waals has received more than 302,603 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Johannes Diderik van der Waals is the 46th most popular physicist (down from 37th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Dutch Physicist.

Johannes Diderik van der Waals was a Dutch physicist who is most famous for his work in the field of thermodynamics.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Johannes Diderik van der Waals ranks 46 out of 721Before him are Pieter Zeeman, Léon Foucault, Philipp Lenard, Ludwig Boltzmann, Paul Dirac, and Hermann von Helmholtz. After him are Christian Doppler, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, William Gilbert, Georges Lemaître, James Chadwick, and Otto von Guericke.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1837, Johannes Diderik van der Waals ranks 2Before him is Empress Elisabeth of Austria. After him are Alois Hitler, Mily Balakirev, Grover Cleveland, J. P. Morgan, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Marie François Sadi Carnot, Cosima Wagner, Adam Opel, Fredrik Bajer, and Tokugawa Yoshinobu. Among people deceased in 1923, Johannes Diderik van der Waals ranks 5Before him are Wilhelm Röntgen, Gustave Eiffel, Sarah Bernhardt, and Vilfredo Pareto. After him are Constantine I of Greece, Jaroslav Hašek, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Pancho Villa, John Venn, Warren G. Harding, and Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Johannes Diderik van der Waals ranks 25 out of 1,209Before him are M. C. Escher (1898), William III of England (1650), Willem Barentsz (1550), Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852), Pieter Zeeman (1865), and Juliana of the Netherlands (1909). After him are Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165), Rinus Michels (1928), William I of the Netherlands (1772), and Johan Huizinga (1872).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Johannes Diderik van der Waals ranks 5Before him are Christiaan Huygens (1629), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), and Pieter Zeeman (1865). After him are Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Peter Debye (1884), Simon van der Meer (1925), Frits Zernike (1888), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), and Jan Ingenhousz (1730).