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Paul Scherrer

1890 - 1969

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Paul Hermann Scherrer (3 February 1890 – 25 September 1969) was a Swiss physicist. Born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, he studied at Göttingen, Germany, before becoming a lecturer there. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Scherrer has received more than 108,352 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Paul Scherrer is the 606th most popular physicist (up from 630th in 2019), the 433rd most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 452nd in 2019) and the 14th most popular Swiss Physicist.

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Among physicists, Paul Scherrer ranks 606 out of 717Before him are Hertha Sponer, Heinrich Kayser, Evelyn Fox Keller, Adriaan Fokker, Theodore Lyman IV, and Walther Müller. After him are Franco Rasetti, Ali Javan, Tullio Regge, Ralph Kronig, Mario Livio, and Harold Brown.

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Among people born in 1890, Paul Scherrer ranks 164Before him are Thomas Tien Ken-sin, Ellen Osiier, Harold Spencer Jones, Ernst Deutsch, José Piendibene, and Luís de Freitas Branco. After him are Percy Hodge, Robert Armstrong, Stanley Holloway, Myra Hess, Herbert Marshall, and Jeanne Eagels. Among people deceased in 1969, Paul Scherrer ranks 150Before him are Marek Hłasko, Ben Shahn, Ernst Deutsch, Manuel Plaza, José Piendibene, and Chang Taek-sang. After him are Jim Bellamy, Rafael Osuna, Stijn Streuvels, Enrique Peñaranda, Ture Nerman, and Leonardo Cilaurren.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Paul Scherrer ranks 433 out of 876Before him are Walter Wild (1872), Hans Huber (1852), Patrick Juvet (1950), Princess Nora of Liechtenstein (1950), Lionel Dunsterville (1865), and Max Petitpierre (1899). After him are Johann Amman (1707), Pipilotti Rist (1962), Johann Jakob Breitinger (1701), Massimo Busacca (1969), Heinrich Schmid (1921), and Philipp Etter (1891).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Paul Scherrer ranks 14Before him are Walter H. Schottky (1886), Walther Ritz (1878), Raoul Pictet (1846), Jakob II Bernoulli (1759), Alfred Kleiner (1849), and Georges-Louis Le Sage (1724). After him are Ernst Stueckelberg (1905).