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Maria Goeppert Mayer

1906 - 1972

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Maria Goeppert Mayer (German pronunciation: [maˈʁiːa ˈɡœpɛʁt ˈmaɪ̯ɐ] (listen); 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 220,914 page views. Her biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Maria Goeppert Mayer is the 63rd most popular physicist (up from 70th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Poland (up from 275th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Polish Physicist.

Maria Goeppert Mayer was a German-born American physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 for proposing the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus.

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Among physicists, Maria Goeppert Mayer ranks 63 out of 717Before her are Otto von Guericke, Gabriel Lippmann, Rudolf Clausius, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Mikhail Lomonosov, and Peter Debye. After her are Lev Landau, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, Otto Stern, Robert Andrews Millikan, Emil Lenz, and Roger Penrose.

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Among people born in 1906, Maria Goeppert Mayer ranks 18Before her are Ilse Koch, Billy Wilder, Roberto Rossellini, Albert Hofmann, Victor Vasarely, and Sergei Korolev. After her are Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Emmanuel Levinas, Sayyid Qutb, Ernst Ruska, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten. Among people deceased in 1972, Maria Goeppert Mayer ranks 8Before her are Ip Man, Edward VIII, M. C. Escher, Yasunari Kawabata, Frederick IX of Denmark, and J. Edgar Hoover. After her are Ezra Pound, Igor Sikorsky, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Franz Halder, Paul Hausser, and Kwame Nkrumah.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Maria Goeppert Mayer ranks 48 out of 1,454Before her are Rudolf Clausius (1822), Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Lech Kaczyński (1949), Tamara de Lempicka (1898), Ernst Cassirer (1874), and Christian Wolff (1679). After her are Paul Ehrlich (1854), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Klaus Kinski (1926), Otto Stern (1888), and Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Maria Goeppert Mayer ranks 4Before her are Marie Curie (1867), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), and Rudolf Clausius (1822). After her are Otto Stern (1888), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Leopold Infeld (1898), Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803), and Vladimir Chelomey (1914).