Johannes Stark

1874 - 1957

Johannes Stark

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 167,953 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 63rd most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Johannes Stark ranks 63 out of 659Before him are Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Otto Stern, Gabriel Lippmann, Robert Andrews Millikan, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, and Mikhail Lomonosov. After him are Carl David Anderson, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Peter Higgs, Lev Landau, Charles Édouard Guillaume, and Maria Goeppert Mayer.

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Among people born in 1874, Johannes Stark ranks 9Before him are Robert Frost, Harry Houdini, Arnold Schoenberg, Howard Carter, W. Somerset Maugham, and Herbert Hoover. After him are Chaim Weizmann, Ernst Cassirer, Edward Thorndike, Max Scheler, Gertrude Stein, and G. K. Chesterton. Among people deceased in 1957, Johannes Stark ranks 9Before him are John von Neumann, Christian Dior, Miklós Horthy, Diego Rivera, Humphrey Bogart, and Nikos Kazantzakis. After him are Wilhelm Reich, Constantin Brâncuși, Oliver Hardy, Gichin Funakoshi, Arturo Toscanini, and Haakon VII of Norway.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johannes Stark ranks 200 out of 3,763Before him are Christian IX of Denmark (1818), Nelly Sachs (1891), Michael Schumacher (1969), Konstantin von Neurath (1873), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), and Erich Hartmann (1922). After him are Walter Ulbricht (1893), Emmy Noether (1882), Georgius Agricola (1494), Augustus III of Poland (1696), Baron d'Holbach (1723), and Ferdinand Tönnies (1855).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Johannes Stark ranks 10Before him are Georg Ohm (1789), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Wilhelm Röntgen (1845), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Otto von Guericke (1602), and Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887). After him are Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Max von Laue (1879), Carl Zeiss (1816), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), James Franck (1882), and Walther Bothe (1891).

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