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Karl Guthe Jansky

1905 - 1950

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Karl Guthe Jansky (October 22, 1905 – February 14, 1950) was an American physicist and radio engineer who in April 1933 first announced his discovery of radio waves emanating from the Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Guthe Jansky has received more than 169,976 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Karl Guthe Jansky is the 337th most popular physicist (down from 298th in 2019), the 2,114th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,690th in 2019) and the 68th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Karl Guthe Jansky ranks 337 out of 717Before him are Johann Wilhelm Hittorf, Leopold Infeld, Vladimir Shukhov, George Francis FitzGerald, Moritz von Jacobi, and Manfred von Ardenne. After him are Shuji Nakamura, Walter A. Shewhart, Ami Argand, John Theophilus Desaguliers, Heinrich Geißler, and Donna Strickland.

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Among people born in 1905, Karl Guthe Jansky ranks 82Before him are George Kelly, Mikio Naruse, Jigme Wangchuck, Angelo Schiavio, Takeo Fukuda, and Pedro Petrone. After him are Ludwig Fischer, Paul Nizan, Guy Mollet, Pierre Gemayel, Federica Montseny, and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed. Among people deceased in 1950, Karl Guthe Jansky ranks 54Before him are Alfred Korzybski, Ryuzo Shimizu, Charles Koechlin, Vasil Kolarov, Fevzi Çakmak, and Agnes Smedley. After him are Rafael Sabatini, Adam Rainer, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Henry L. Stimson, Nikolai Voznesensky, and Walter Huston.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Karl Guthe Jansky ranks 2,114 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Ballard (1942), Merce Cunningham (1919), Steve Morse (1954), Charles M. Rice (1952), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), and Leonard Kleinrock (1934). After him are Frank Jack Fletcher (1885), Henrietta Lacks (1920), Saul Bass (1920), Jane Jacobs (1916), Kevin Mitnick (1963), and Michael Emerson (1954).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Karl Guthe Jansky ranks 68Before him are John Robert Schrieffer (1931), Leon M. Lederman (1922), Steven Chu (1948), Nathan Rosen (1909), John Mauchly (1907), and Frank Wilczek (1951). After him are Walter A. Shewhart (1891), Edward Witten (1951), Luis Walter Alvarez (1911), Robert B. Laughlin (1950), Nick Holonyak (1928), and Edwin Hall (1855).