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Klaus von Klitzing

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Klaus von Klitzing (German: [klaʊ̯s fɔn ˈklɪ.t͡sɪŋ] (listen), born 28 June 1943, Schroda) is a German physicist, known for discovery of the integer quantum Hall effect, for which he was awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Klaus von Klitzing has received more than 163,901 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Klaus von Klitzing is the 181st most popular physicist (up from 273rd in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from Poland (up from 236th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Polish Physicist.

Klaus von Klitzing is most famous for his work on the quantum Hall effect. He was able to measure the Hall resistance of a two-dimensional electron gas.

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Among physicists, Klaus von Klitzing ranks 181 out of 717Before him are Arthur Ashkin, James Cronin, Charles H. Townes, Emilio Segrè, Edme Mariotte, and Robert Hofstadter. After him are Louis Néel, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Richard E. Taylor, Giorgio Parisi, and Gerd Binnig.

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Among people born in 1943, Klaus von Klitzing ranks 55Before him are Klaus Maria Brandauer, Andreas Baader, Michael Mann, Peter Zumthor, Dušan Ivković, and Roy Andersson. After him are Hanna Schygulla, Mario Monti, Neale Donald Walsch, Mario Botta, Sam Shepard, and Antonio Tabucchi.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Klaus von Klitzing ranks 148 out of 1,454Before him are Isabella Jagiellon (1519), Maxim Litvinov (1876), Władysław Gomułka (1905), Erich Mendelsohn (1887), Casimir Funk (1884), and Daniel Libeskind (1946). After him are Johann Gustav Droysen (1808), Alexandre Colonna-Walewski (1810), Georg Michaelis (1857), Udo Lattek (1935), Christa Wolf (1929), and Hanna Schygulla (1943).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Klaus von Klitzing ranks 8Before him are Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Rudolf Clausius (1822), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Otto Stern (1888), Albert A. Michelson (1852), and Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898). After him are Joseph Rotblat (1908), Leopold Infeld (1898), Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803), Vladimir Chelomey (1914), Friedrich Ernst Dorn (1848), and Hagen Kleinert (1941).