Johannes Stark

1874 - 1957

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Johannes Stark (German pronunciation: [joˈhanəs ʃtaʁk], 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 194,092 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Johannes Stark is the 66th most popular physicist (down from 63rd in 2019), the 263rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 200th in 2019) and the 12th most popular German 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 66 out of 721Before him are Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Max von Laue, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, and Otto Stern. After him are Lev Landau, Carl Zeiss, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Joseph von Fraunhofer, and Emil Lenz.

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Among people born in 1874, Johannes Stark ranks 14Before him are Howard Carter, W. Somerset Maugham, Herbert Hoover, Chaim Weizmann, Ernst Cassirer, and Max Scheler. After him are Alexander Kolchak, Talaat Pasha, Gertrude Stein, G. K. Chesterton, Carl Bosch, and António Egas Moniz. Among people deceased in 1957, Johannes Stark ranks 13Before him are Humphrey Bogart, Nikos Kazantzakis, Wilhelm Reich, Oliver Hardy, Constantin Brâncuși, and Haakon VII of Norway. After him are Henry van de Velde, Gichin Funakoshi, Arturo Toscanini, Walther Bothe, Gabriela Mistral, and Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.

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Among people born in Germany, Johannes Stark ranks 263 out of 5,289Before him are Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), Joseph Beuys (1921), Michael Haneke (1942), Gerhard Richter (1932), Augustus III of Poland (1696), and Wilhelm Grimm (1786). After him are Georgius Agricola (1494), Katharina von Bora (1498), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361), and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Johannes Stark ranks 12Before him are Heinrich Hertz (1857), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Otto von Guericke (1602), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), and Max von Laue (1879). After him are Carl Zeiss (1816), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), James Franck (1882), Ernst Abbe (1840), and Ernst Ruska (1906).