Lester Germer

1896 - 1971

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Lester Halbert Germer (October 10, 1896 – October 3, 1971) was an American physicist. With Clinton Davisson, he proved the wave-particle duality of matter in the Davisson–Germer experiment, which was important to the development of the electron microscope. These studies supported the theoretical work of De Broglie. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lester Germer has received more than 51,600 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Lester Germer is the 521st most popular physicist (down from 516th in 2019), the 4,636th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,423rd in 2019) and the 102nd most popular Physicist.

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Among physicists, Lester Germer ranks 521 out of 717Before him are Leopoldo Nobili, Mildred Dresselhaus, Carlo Rovelli, Robert H. Dicke, Vladimir Steklov, and Clarence Zener. After him are Max Wien, Sergey Kapitsa, John Sealy Townsend, Gerard K. O'Neill, Samuel T. Cohen, and Yakir Aharonov.

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Among people born in 1896, Lester Germer ranks 146Before him are Nadejda Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven, Nobuko Yoshiya, William Cameron Menzies, Friedrich Sämisch, Rafael Franco, and Marguerite Laugier. After him are Philippe Étancelin, Manuel A. Odría, Murray Leinster, Joseph Schildkraut, Tommy Johnson, and Árpád Weisz. Among people deceased in 1971, Lester Germer ranks 114Before him are Chester Conklin, Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Maguba Syrtlanova, William F. Albright, Hiratsuka Raichō, and Wasfi Tal. After him are Bobby Jones, Gladys Cooper, Kathleen Lonsdale, Paruyr Sevak, Harald Öhquist, and Richard Montague.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lester Germer ranks 4,636 out of 18,182Before him are Clarence Zener (1905), Robert Z. Leonard (1889), Emily Deschanel (1976), Janet Asimov (1926), William R. Pogue (1930), and James R. Schlesinger (1929). After him are John Kitzmiller (1913), Pete Rose (1941), Donald Byrd (1932), Michael McKean (1947), Gene Autry (1907), and Kylie Jenner (1997).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Lester Germer ranks 102Before him are Richard C. Tolman (1881), John G. Trump (1907), Ira Sprague Bowen (1898), Mildred Dresselhaus (1930), Robert H. Dicke (1916), and Clarence Zener (1905). After him are Gerard K. O'Neill (1927), Samuel T. Cohen (1921), Brian Greene (1963), Wallace Clement Sabine (1868), William D. Coolidge (1873), and Charles Kittel (1916).