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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 150,548 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Nikolay Basov is the 198th most popular physicist (down from 167th in 2019), the 289th most popular biography from Russia (down from 233rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular Russian Physicist.

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

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Among physicists, Nikolay Basov ranks 198 out of 717Before him are Wolfgang Paul, Frederick Reines, Ilya Frank, Isamu Akasaki, Willis Lamb, and K. Alex Müller. After him are Arthur Leonard Schawlow, David Lee, Joseph Rotblat, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Armen Sarkissian, and Roy J. Glauber.

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Among people born in 1922, Nikolay Basov ranks 43Before him are Arthur Ashkin, Miguel Muñoz, Yang Chen-Ning, Jason Robards, Liliane Bettencourt, and Agostinho Neto. After him are Nils Liedholm, Michel Galabru, Blake Edwards, Ahmed Sékou Touré, Julius Nyerere, and Robert W. Holley. Among people deceased in 2001, Nikolay Basov ranks 29Before him are Marie José of Belgium, Balthus, John Lee Hooker, Dương Văn Minh, Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, and Douglas Adams. After him are Zhang Xueliang, Gilbert Bécaud, Clifford Shull, Charles Trenet, Juan Antonio Villacañas, and Morris.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Nikolay Basov ranks 289 out of 3,262Before him are Kirill Meretskov (1897), Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia (1843), Ilya Frank (1908), Armin Mueller-Stahl (1930), Mikhail Khodorkovsky (1963), and Natalya Naryshkina (1651). After him are Fyodor Tyutchev (1803), Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia (1875), Andrei Konchalovsky (1937), Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874), Dmitry of Uglich (1582), and Nikolai Kondratiev (1892).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Nikolay Basov ranks 12Before him are Pavel Cherenkov (1904), Igor Tamm (1895), Igor Kurchatov (1903), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), and Ilya Frank (1908). After him are Vitaly Ginzburg (1916), Andre Geim (1958), Yuri Oganessian (1933), Vladimir Shukhov (1853), Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov (1891), and Georgy Flyorov (1913).