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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 347,969 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Johannes Diderik van der Waals is the 47th most popular physicist (down from 46th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 25th in 2019) and the 5th most popular 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 47 out of 717Before him are Wolfgang Pauli, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Ernst Mach, Andrei Sakharov, Thomas Young, and James Chadwick. After him are Ludwig Boltzmann, Hermann von Helmholtz, Christian Doppler, Wilhelm Wien, Georges Lemaître, and Philipp Lenard.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1837, Johannes Diderik van der Waals ranks 3Before him are Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Alois Hitler. After him are Grover Cleveland, J. P. Morgan, Mily Balakirev, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Fredrik Bajer, Cosima Wagner, Adam Opel, Marie François Sadi Carnot, and Tokugawa Yoshinobu. Among people deceased in 1923, Johannes Diderik van der Waals ranks 6Before him are Wilhelm Röntgen, Gustave Eiffel, Sarah Bernhardt, Vilfredo Pareto, and John Venn. After him are Constantine I of Greece, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Jaroslav Hašek, Warren G. Harding, Pancho Villa, and Dietrich Eckart.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Johannes Diderik van der Waals ranks 24 out of 1,427Before him are M. C. Escher (1898), William III of England (1650), Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852), Pieter Zeeman (1865), Pope Adrian VI (1459), and Willem Barentsz (1550). After him are Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), Juliana of the Netherlands (1909), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165), William I of the Netherlands (1772), and Rutger Hauer (1944).

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), Frits Zernike (1888), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), Simon van der Meer (1925), and Jan Ingenhousz (1730).