Nevill Francis Mott

1905 - 1996

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Sir Nevill Francis Mott (30 September 1905 – 8 August 1996) was a British physicist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1977 for his work on the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems, especially amorphous semiconductors. The award was shared with Philip W. Anderson and J. H. Van Vleck. The three had conducted loosely related research. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nevill Francis Mott has received more than 150,250 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Nevill Francis Mott is the 229th most popular physicist (up from 242nd in 2019), the 725th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 778th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Physicist.

Nevill Francis Mott was most famous for his work in solid state physics. He is best known for his work on semiconductors, which led to the development of the transistor.

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Among physicists, Nevill Francis Mott ranks 229 out of 717Before him are Clifford Shull, John Kendrew, Chien-Shiung Wu, Alexander Prokhorov, John Vincent Atanasoff, and Carl von Linde. After him are Melvin Schwartz, Allan MacLeod Cormack, Jim Peebles, Abdus Salam, Burton Richter, and Sheldon Lee Glashow.

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Among people born in 1905, Nevill Francis Mott ranks 34Before him are Franz Ziereis, Marian Rejewski, Nikolai Tikhonov, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, Gerard Kuiper, and Jean Vigo. After him are Ulf von Euler, George H. Hitchings, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Ivan Serov, Fred Trump, and Prince John of the United Kingdom. Among people deceased in 1996, Nevill Francis Mott ranks 33Before him are René Clément, Mohammad Najibullah, Magda Schneider, Timothy Leary, Andreas Papandreou, and Odysseas Elytis. After him are Abdus Salam, Masaki Kobayashi, António de Spínola, Ademir de Menezes, Claudette Colbert, and Victor Ambartsumian.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Nevill Francis Mott ranks 725 out of 7,765Before him are George Martin (1926), Willibrord (658), John Paul Jones (1946), Ian Paice (1948), Benjamin Hornigold (1680), and Wilkie Collins (1824). After him are Thomas Mun (1571), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell (1534), Robert III of Scotland (1330), Godfrey Hounsfield (1919), and Gordon Brown (1951).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Nevill Francis Mott ranks 29Before him are Charles Glover Barkla (1877), William Shockley (1910), David Brewster (1781), Charles Wheatstone (1802), Andrew Huxley (1917), and John Kendrew (1917). After him are David J. Thouless (1934), Daniel Rutherford (1749), Osborne Reynolds (1842), Anthony James Leggett (1938), John Cockcroft (1897), and Joseph Swan (1828).