Maria Goeppert Mayer

1906 - 1972

Maria Goeppert Mayer

Maria Goeppert Mayer (June 28, 1906 – February 20, 1972) was a German-born American theoretical physicist, and Nobel laureate in Physics for proposing the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus. She was the second woman to win a Nobel Prize in physics, the first being Marie Curie. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Goeppert Mayer has received more than 114,755 page views. Her biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 69th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Maria Goeppert Mayer ranks 69 out of 659Before her are Johannes Stark, Carl David Anderson, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Peter Higgs, Lev Landau, and Charles Édouard Guillaume. After her are Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, Max von Laue, Carl Zeiss, Aage Bohr, and Pavel Cherenkov.

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Among people born in 1906, Maria Goeppert Mayer ranks 16Before her are Kurt Gödel, Albert Hofmann, Henri Charrière, Sergei Korolev, Josephine Baker, and Roberto Rossellini. After her are Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Emmanuel Levinas, Billy Wilder, Victor Vasarely, Ed Gein, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Among people deceased in 1972, Maria Goeppert Mayer ranks 8Before her are M. C. Escher, Ip Man, Yasunari Kawabata, Edward VIII, Ezra Pound, and Frederick IX of Denmark. After her are J. Edgar Hoover, Igor Sikorsky, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Kwame Nkrumah, Franz Halder, and Paul Hausser.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Maria Goeppert Mayer ranks 44 out of 930Before her are Arthur Rubinstein (1887), Kurt Lewin (1890), Andrzej Wajda (1926), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Marie Leszczyńska (1703), and Ernst Cassirer (1874). After her are Rudolf Virchow (1821), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Ferdinand Lassalle (1825), Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941), and Maximilian Kolbe (1894).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Maria Goeppert Mayer ranks 5Before her are Marie Curie (1867), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Max Born (1882), and Otto Stern (1888). After her are Rudolf Clausius (1822), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Leopold Infeld (1898), and Eugen Goldstein (1860).

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