Otto Stern

1888 - 1969

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Otto Stern was also the pen name of German women's rights activist Louise Otto-Peters (1819–1895). Otto Stern (German pronunciation: [ˈɔto ˈʃtɛʁn] ; 17 February 1888 – 17 August 1969) was a German-American physicist and Nobel laureate in physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Stern has received more than 248,770 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Otto Stern is the 62nd most popular physicist (up from 66th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Poland (up from 53rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Polish Physicist.

Otto stern was a German astronomer who was the first to observe the sunspots in 1847.

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Among physicists, Otto Stern ranks 62 out of 851Before him are Thomas Young, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Ludwig Boltzmann, Hermann von Helmholtz, Robert Andrews Millikan, and Maria Goeppert Mayer. After him are Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, J. Hans D. Jensen, Eugene Wigner, Johannes Stark, Rudolf Clausius, and Otto von Guericke.

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Among people born in 1888, Otto Stern ranks 6Before him are Heinz Guderian, T. E. Lawrence, Fernando Pessoa, Dale Carnegie, and José Raúl Capablanca. After him are Nikolai Bukharin, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Carl Schmitt, Giorgio de Chirico, and Alexander I of Yugoslavia. Among people deceased in 1969, Otto Stern ranks 10Before him are Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Gropius, Franz von Papen, Sharon Tate, Judy Garland, and Rocky Marciano. After him are Kliment Voroshilov, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, C. F. Powell, Jan Palach, Saud of Saudi Arabia, and Liu Shaoqi.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Otto Stern ranks 42 out of 1,694Before him are Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Maximilian Kolbe (1894), Kurt Lewin (1890), Christian Wolff (1679), Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), and Irena Sendler (1910). After him are Bronisław Malinowski (1884), Arthur Rubinstein (1887), Casimir Funk (1884), Rudolf Clausius (1822), Rudolf Virchow (1821), and Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Otto Stern ranks 4Before him are Marie Curie (1867), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), and Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906). After him are Rudolf Clausius (1822), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Leopold Infeld (1898), Friedrich Ernst Dorn (1848), and Vladimir Chelomey (1914).