John Joly

1857 - 1933

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John Joly FRS (1 November 1857 – 8 December 1933) was an Irish physicist and professor of geology at the University of Dublin, known for his development of radiotherapy in the treatment of cancer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Joly has received more than 90,000 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). John Joly is the 724th most popular physicist (up from 731st in 2019), the 256th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 309th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Irish Physicist.

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Over the past year John Joly has had the most page views in the with 10,115 views, followed by French (2,295), and Chinese (1,401). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Irish (74.34%), French (37.67%), and Persian (34.11%)


Among physicists, John Joly ranks 724 out of 851Before him are Arthur Wightman, Peter Mark Roget, Mark Oliphant, Pief Panofsky, Roald Sagdeev, and Nikolay Umov. After him are Howard P. Robertson, Harvey Fletcher, Rudolf Haag, Henrik Svensmark, Julian Barbour, and C. R. Hagen.

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Among people born in 1857, John Joly ranks 126Before him are Frank J. Sprague, John Jacob Abel, Arthur Rudolf Hantzsch, Pedro Paterno, Charles Frédéric Petit, and Edward Henry Potthast. After him are Auguste Serrurier, Max Weiss, Michael Pedersen Friis, Arthur Wesley Dow, David Prain, and Walter Rutherford. Among people deceased in 1933, John Joly ranks 135Before him are Ring Lardner, Albert Champoudry, Johann Berger, Johannes Schmidt, Ğäliäsğar Kamal, and Gustavo Jiménez. After him are Henry van Dyke Jr., Karl Jatho, Earl Derr Biggers, Emil Magnusson, Osvald Moberg, and Spottiswoode Aitken.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, John Joly ranks 256 out of 549Before him are Arthur Johnson (1879), William Carr (1876), Andrew Scott (1976), Billy Whelan (1935), Owen Moore (1886), and Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough (1779). After him are Eoin O'Duffy (1890), William McGonagall (1825), Derek Daly (1953), Liam Brady (1956), Victor Herbert (1859), and Michael Scott (1959).

Among PHYSICISTS In Ireland

Among physicists born in Ireland, John Joly ranks 7Before him are William Rowan Hamilton (1805), Ernest Walton (1903), John Tyndall (1820), George Francis FitzGerald (1851), George Johnstone Stoney (1826), and John Sealy Townsend (1868).