John Polanyi

1929 - Today

John Polanyi

John Charles Polanyi, (born 23 January 1929) is a Hungarian-Canadian chemist who won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for his research in chemical kinetics. Polanyi was born in Berlin, Germany prior to his family emigrating in 1933 to the United Kingdom where he was subsequently educated at the University of Manchester, and did postdoctoral research at the National Research Council in Canada and Princeton University in New Jersey. Polanyi's first academic appointment was at the University of Toronto, and he remains there as of 2019. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Polanyi has received more than 107,303 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 222nd most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, John Polanyi ranks 222 out of 473Before him are Alan MacDiarmid, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Kristian Birkeland, Kary Mullis, Stanislao Cannizzaro, and Kaoru Ishikawa. After him are Alfred G. Gilman, Robert Huber, Ignacy Mościcki, Henry Taube, Donald J. Cram, and Edwin G. Krebs.

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Among people born in 1929, John Polanyi ranks 92Before him are Fred Phelps, Nikolai Ryzhkov, Abdel Halim Hafez, Fernanda Montenegro, E. O. Wilson, and Chespirito. After him are Věra Chytilová, Hugo Claus, José Santamaría, Yozo Aoki, Bob Newhart, and Isabel Sarli.

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Among people born in Germany, John Polanyi ranks 1,045 out of 3,763Before him are Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1837), Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria (1660), Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg (1830), Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1876), Fancy (1946), and Alfred Naujocks (1911). After him are Georg Friedrich Grotefend (1775), Gert Fröbe (1913), Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden (1826), Rudi Dutschke (1940), Robert Huber (1937), and Tilman Riemenschneider (1460).