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 195,571 page views. Her biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Maria Goeppert Mayer is the 70th most popular physicist (down from 69th in 2019), the 275th most popular biography from Germany (down from 44th in 2019) and the 14th most popular German 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 70 out of 721Before her are Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Otto Stern, Johannes Stark, Lev Landau, Carl Zeiss, and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh. After her are Joseph von Fraunhofer, Emil Lenz, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Peter Higgs, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, and George Gamow.

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Among people born in 1906, Maria Goeppert Mayer ranks 22Before her are Ilse Koch, Roberto Rossellini, Sergei Korolev, Josephine Baker, Emmanuel Levinas, and Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten. After her are Ed Gein, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Giuseppe Farina, Soichiro Honda, Alexey Stakhanov, and Hermann Fegelein. Among people deceased in 1972, Maria Goeppert Mayer ranks 10Before her are M. C. Escher, Frederick IX of Denmark, Yasunari Kawabata, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Ezra Pound. After her are Igor Sikorsky, Kwame Nkrumah, Franz Halder, Paul Hausser, Paul-Henri Spaak, and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Maria Goeppert Mayer ranks 275 out of 5,289Before her are Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), Carl Zeiss (1816), Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), and Max Stirner (1806). After her are Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Konrad Zuse (1910), Michael Wittmann (1914), Sepp Dietrich (1892), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), and Klaus Barbie (1913).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Maria Goeppert Mayer ranks 14Before her are Otto von Guericke (1602), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Max von Laue (1879), Johannes Stark (1874), and Carl Zeiss (1816). After her are Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), James Franck (1882), Ernst Abbe (1840), Ernst Ruska (1906), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), and Karl Schwarzschild (1873).