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 scientist who made extensive contributions to both theoretical and experimental physics. 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 320,530 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh is the 69th most popular physicist (up from 78th in 2019), the 247th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 217th in 2019) and the 13th 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 69 out of 721Before him are Max von Laue, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Otto Stern, Johannes Stark, Lev Landau, and Carl Zeiss. After him are Maria Goeppert Mayer, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Emil Lenz, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Peter Higgs, and Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1842, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh ranks 9Before him are Stéphane Mallarmé, Peter Kropotkin, Alfred Marshall, Jules Massenet, Karl May, and Josef Breuer. After him are Camille Flammarion, Paul Lafargue, Dominic Savio, Ambrose Bierce, Osborne Reynolds, and Georg Brandes. Among people deceased in 1919, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh ranks 11Before him are Karl Liebknecht, Emiliano Zapata, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Emil Fischer, Andrew Carnegie, and Ruggero Leoncavallo. After him are Gojong of Korea, William Crookes, Carl Larsson, Madam C. J. Walker, Alfred Werner, and Yakov Sverdlov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh ranks 247 out of 6,924Before him are Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Ian Holm (1931), Lady Jane Grey (1537), Empress Matilda (1102), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), and John Donne (1572). After him are Roger Waters (1943), J. M. Barrie (1860), Jimmy Page (1944), Tristan (535), Tim Berners-Lee (1955), and Phil Collins (1951).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh ranks 13Before him are J. J. Thomson (1856), Paul Dirac (1902), William Gilbert (1544), James Chadwick (1891), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), and Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869). After him are Peter Higgs (1929), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), William Henry Bragg (1862), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), C. F. Powell (1903), and Henry Moseley (1887).