Lars Onsager

1903 - 1976

Lars Onsager

Lars Onsager (November 27, 1903 – October 5, 1976) was a Norwegian-born American physical chemist and theoretical physicist. He held the Gibbs Professorship of Theoretical Chemistry at Yale University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lars Onsager has received more than 176,283 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 112th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Lars Onsager ranks 112 out of 473Before him are Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Konrad Emil Bloch, Paul J. Crutzen, Avram Hershko, Vincent du Vigneaud, and Ernst Chain. After him are William Giauque, George Andrew Olah, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Ernst Otto Fischer, Robert F. Furchgott, and Henry Hallett Dale.

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Among people born in 1903, Lars Onsager ranks 37Before him are Irène Némirovsky, Raymond Queneau, Matthias Sindelar, Hugo Theorell, Kane Tanaka, and Eliot Ness. After him are Tunku Abdul Rahman, Ernest Walton, George Beadle, John Eccles, Empress Kōjun, and Mustafa Barzani. Among people deceased in 1976, Lars Onsager ranks 30Before him are Jacques Monod, Raymond Queneau, Anneliese Michel, Zhu De, Rudolf Bultmann, and Dalton Trumbo. After him are Émile Benveniste, Juscelino Kubitschek, Josef Albers, Choe Yong-gon, René Cassin, and Benjamin Graham.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Lars Onsager ranks 43 out of 508Before him are Jens Stoltenberg (1959), Haakon the Good (918), Haakon V of Norway (1270), Magnus the Good (1024), Ragnar Frisch (1895), and Hans Egede (1686). After him are Peder Severin Krøyer (1851), Magnus Barefoot (1073), Sophus Lie (1842), Trygve Haavelmo (1911), Theodor Kittelsen (1857), and Sverre Fehn (1924).

Among CHEMISTS In Norway

Among chemists born in Norway, Lars Onsager ranks 2Before him are Odd Hassel (1897). After him are Kristian Birkeland (1867) and Peter Waage (1833).

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