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Marietta Blau

1894 - 1970

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Marietta Blau (29 April 1894 – 27 January 1970) was an Austrian physicist credited with developing photographic nuclear emulsions that were usefully able to image and accurately measure high-energy nuclear particles and events, significantly advancing the field of particle physics in her time. For this, she was awarded the Lieben Prize by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. As a Jew, she was forced to flee Austria when Nazi Germany annexed it in 1938, eventually making her way to the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marietta Blau has received more than 41,848 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Marietta Blau is the 406th most popular physicist (up from 493rd in 2019), the 514th most popular biography from Austria (up from 593rd in 2019) and the 11th most popular Austrian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Marietta Blau ranks 406 out of 717Before her are Victor Weisskopf, John Kerr, Hagen Kleinert, Johann Heinrich Schulze, Walther Meissner, and Jurij Vega. After her are Gabriele Veneziano, Carlo Matteucci, Louis Harold Gray, Samuel Goudsmit, Auguste Bravais, and Douglas Hofstadter.

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Among people born in 1894, Marietta Blau ranks 101Before her are Ottavio Bottecchia, Max Weinreich, Ecaterina Teodoroiu, Alexander Lippisch, Prince Igor Constantinovich of Russia, and Friedrich Pollock. After her are Frans G. Bengtsson, Nedo Nadi, Boris Lyatoshinsky, Warren Weaver, Ángel Romano, and Maria Restituta Kafka. Among people deceased in 1970, Marietta Blau ranks 100Before her are Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, Romaine Brooks, Jacques Pills, Ludolf von Alvensleben, Luis Mariano, and Friedrich Pollock. After her are Amadeo Bordiga, Maria Yudina, Unica Zürn, Café Filho, Folco Lulli, and Agustín Lara.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Marietta Blau ranks 514 out of 1,237Before her are Iuliu Maniu (1873), Walter Mischel (1930), Maria von Trapp (1905), Karl Menger (1902), Johann Nestroy (1801), and Conchita Wurst (1988). After her are Peter Alexander (1926), Hermann Maier (1972), Irmfried Eberl (1910), Ernst Fuchs (1930), Fred Sinowatz (1929), and Philipp Frank (1884).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Marietta Blau ranks 11Before her are Christian Doppler (1803), Victor Francis Hess (1883), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Fritjof Capra (1939), Walter Kohn (1923), and Victor Weisskopf (1908). After her are Anton Zeilinger (1945), Marian Smoluchowski (1872), Berta Karlik (1904), Julius Wess (1934), Sulamith Goldhaber (1923), and Peter Zoller (1952).