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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 78,795 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). John Joly is the 730th most popular physicist (down from 686th in 2019), the 310th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 285th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Irish Physicist.

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Among physicists, John Joly ranks 730 out of 717Before him are Léon Rosenfeld, Sidney Coleman, Narinder Singh Kapany, Ludvig Lorenz, Ayşe Erzan, and Shirley Ann Jackson. After him are Marcia Neugebauer, James Hartle, Daniel Kleppner, Jeffrey Goldstone, Robert Serber, and Abhay Ashtekar.

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Among people born in 1857, John Joly ranks 122Before him are Herbert Plumer, 1st Viscount Plumer, John Jacob Abel, Max Weiss, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles B. Cory, and Frank J. Sprague. After him are Auguste Serrurier, Walter Rutherford, Rudolf Thurneysen, and Gertrude Atherton. Among people deceased in 1933, John Joly ranks 134Before him are Joseph Roffo, Ormond Stone, Achille Paroche, Spottiswoode Aitken, Saliamonas Banaitis, and Eddie Lang. After him are Osvald Moberg, George Saling, Daphne Akhurst, Emily Murphy, Henry Watson Fowler, and Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, John Joly ranks 310 out of 501Before him are Barry Keoghan (1992), Richard Mulcahy (1886), Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet (1864), Niall Horan (1993), Frances Power Cobbe (1822), and George Salmon (1819). After him are Roddy Doyle (1958), Robert Emmet (1778), John McKenna (1855), Tom Kiely (1869), Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906), and Edward Barrett (1877).

Among PHYSICISTS In Ireland

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