Nikolay Basov

1922 - 2001

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Nikolay Gennadiyevich Basov (Russian: Никола́й Генна́диевич Ба́сов; 14 December 1922 – 1 July 2001) was a Russian Soviet physicist and educator. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolay Basov has received more than 156,808 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Nikolay Basov is the 193rd most popular physicist (up from 199th in 2019), the 224th most popular biography from Russia (up from 287th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Russian Physicist.

Nikolay Basov is most famous for his work on the maser and the laser.

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Over the past year Nikolay Basov has had the most page views in the with 32,783 views, followed by English (18,249), and Chinese (4,009). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Mingrelian (669.23%), Waray (233.90%), and Hakka (171.66%)


Among physicists, Nikolay Basov ranks 193 out of 851Before him are Charles H. Townes, David Bohm, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Wolfgang Paul, Benjamin Thompson, and Robert H. Goddard. After him are Douglas Osheroff, Herbert Kroemer, Edward Mills Purcell, Steven Weinberg, Ilya Frank, and Anton Zeilinger.

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Among people born in 1922, Nikolay Basov ranks 39Before him are Telly Savalas, Otto Carius, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Iannis Xenakis, Nándor Hidegkuti, and Ahmed Sékou Touré. After him are Doris Day, Jacques Piccard, Agostinho Neto, Nils Liedholm, Julius Nyerere, and Arthur Ashkin. Among people deceased in 2001, Nikolay Basov ranks 23Before him are Wilhelm Mohnke, Iannis Xenakis, Gilbert Bécaud, Alberto Korda, Ernst Gombrich, and Douglas Adams. After him are Marie José of Belgium, Clifford Shull, Robert Ludlum, Dương Văn Minh, William Hanna, and Zhang Xueliang.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolay Basov ranks 224 out of 3,761Before him are Nikolai Vatutin (1901), Gustav Bauer (1870), Maya Plisetskaya (1925), Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia (1857), Alexander Oparin (1894), and Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia (1827). After him are Vasily I of Moscow (1371), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Oleg Antonov (1906), Bruno Taut (1880), Sabina Spielrein (1885), and Ivan Kramskoi (1837).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Nikolay Basov ranks 10Before him are Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Pavel Cherenkov (1904), Igor Kurchatov (1903), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), and Igor Tamm (1895). After him are Ilya Frank (1908), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Vitaly Ginzburg (1916), Alexey Ekimov (1945), Yuri Oganessian (1933), and Andre Geim (1958).