PHYSICIST

John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh

1842 - 1919

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John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, (; 12 November 1842 – 30 June 1919) was a British mathematician and physicist who made extensive contributions to science. He spent all of his academic career at the University of Cambridge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh has received more than 463,078 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh is the 101st most popular physicist (down from 71st in 2019), the 273rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 240th in 2019) and the 19th most popular British Physicist.

John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh is most famous for his contributions to the fields of acoustics and optics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1904 for his discovery of argon.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh ranks 101 out of 851Before him are Gustaf Dalén, Aage Bohr, William Rowan Hamilton, George Gamow, Owen Willans Richardson, and Edward Victor Appleton. After him are Dennis Gabor, François Arago, Willis Lamb, Owen Chamberlain, Roger Penrose, and Alfred Kastler.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1842, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh ranks 8Before him are William James, Peter Kropotkin, Stéphane Mallarmé, Jules Massenet, Alfred Marshall, and Karl May. After him are Dominic Savio, Josef Breuer, Camille Flammarion, Paul Lafargue, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, and Okita Sōji. Among people deceased in 1919, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh ranks 12Before him are Gojong of Korea, Emil Fischer, Karl Liebknecht, Emiliano Zapata, Ruggero Leoncavallo, and Carl Larsson. After him are Andrew Carnegie, Alfred Werner, Yakov Sverdlov, William Crookes, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, and Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh ranks 273 out of 8,785Before him are Princess Margaret of Connaught (1882), Liz Truss (1975), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Frank Whittle (1907), and Jane Goodall (1934). After him are John Deacon (1951), Bede (672), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Tony Scott (1944), and Roger Penrose (1931).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh ranks 19Before him are C. F. Powell (1903), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Peter Higgs (1929), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), and Edward Victor Appleton (1892). After him are Roger Penrose (1931), William Henry Bragg (1862), Henry Moseley (1887), David J. Thouless (1934), William Shockley (1910), and John Kendrew (1917).