Johannes Stark

1874 - 1957

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Johannes Stark (German pronunciation: [joˈhanəs ʃtaʁk] (listen), 15 April 1874 – 21 June 1957) was a German physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1919 "for his discovery of the Doppler effect in canal rays and the splitting of spectral lines in electric fields". This phenomenon is known as the Stark effect. Stark received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Munich in 1897 under the supervision of Eugen von Lommel, and served as Lommel's assistant until his appointment as a lecturer at the University of Göttingen in 1900. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Stark has received more than 222,257 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Johannes Stark is the 82nd most popular physicist (down from 66th in 2019), the 306th most popular biography from Germany (down from 263rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Physicist.

Johannes Stark was a German physicist who is most famous for his discovery of the "Stark effect." The Stark effect is a phenomenon in which the intensity of light is dependent on the presence of an electric field.

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Among physicists, Johannes Stark ranks 82 out of 717Before him are Lawrence Bragg, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Owen Willans Richardson, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Albert A. Michelson, and Ernst Ruska. After him are Carl David Anderson, Barry Barish, Clinton Davisson, Eugene Wigner, John Bardeen, and Arnold Sommerfeld.

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Among people born in 1874, Johannes Stark ranks 14Before him are Edward Thorndike, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Ernst Cassirer, Chaim Weizmann, Max Scheler, and António Egas Moniz. After him are Alexander Kolchak, Carl Bosch, W. Somerset Maugham, Sunjong of Korea, Gertrude Stein, and G. K. Chesterton. Among people deceased in 1957, Johannes Stark ranks 15Before him are Wilhelm Reich, Oliver Hardy, Haakon VII of Norway, Gichin Funakoshi, Arturo Toscanini, and Constantin Brâncuși. After him are Henry van de Velde, Walther Bothe, Gerty Cori, Gabriela Mistral, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and Irving Langmuir.

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Among people born in Germany, Johannes Stark ranks 306 out of 6,142Before him are Ludwig Beck (1880), Carl Ritter (1779), Franz Marc (1880), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Ernst Ruska (1906), and Michael Wittmann (1914). After him are Paul Hindemith (1895), Friedrich Schlegel (1772), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), and Konrad Zuse (1910).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Johannes Stark ranks 15Before him are Otto von Guericke (1602), Max von Laue (1879), Carl Zeiss (1816), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), and Ernst Ruska (1906). After him are James Franck (1882), Walther Bothe (1891), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Julius von Mayer (1814), and Ernst Abbe (1840).