Pavel Cherenkov

1904 - 1990

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Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov (Russian: Па́вел Алексе́евич Черенко́в [ˈpavʲɪl ɐlʲɪkˈsʲe(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ tɕɪrʲɪnˈkof]; July 28, 1904 – January 6, 1990) was a Soviet physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in physics in 1958 with Ilya Frank and Igor Tamm for the discovery of Cherenkov radiation, made in 1934. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pavel Cherenkov has received more than 239,694 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Pavel Cherenkov is the 146th most popular physicist (down from 122nd in 2019), the 172nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 169th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Russian Physicist.

Pavel Cherenkov is most famous for his discovery of the phenomenon of Cherenkov radiation.

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Among physicists, Pavel Cherenkov ranks 146 out of 851Before him are George Paget Thomson, Donald A. Glaser, Auguste Piccard, Kip Thorne, Jacques Charles, and Georges Charpak. After him are Hannes Alfvén, Simon van der Meer, Karl Schwarzschild, Willard Boyle, Johann Jakob Balmer, and Albert Fert.

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Among people born in 1904, Pavel Cherenkov ranks 20Before him are Alexei Kosygin, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Graham Greene, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Karl Brandt, and René Lacoste. After him are Hans Albert Einstein, Harry Martinson, Louis Néel, Glenn Miller, Cary Grant, and Joan Crawford. Among people deceased in 1990, Pavel Cherenkov ranks 16Before him are Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Paulette Goddard, Sarah Vaughan, Norbert Elias, Lê Đức Thọ, and Sergei Parajanov. After him are Yun Posun, Miguel Muñoz, John Bowlby, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Lawrence Durrell, and Bruno Bettelheim.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Pavel Cherenkov ranks 172 out of 3,761Before him are El Lissitzky (1890), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), Alexei Navalny (1976), Vladimir Vernadsky (1863), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), and Alexei Leonov (1934). After him are Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (1946), Öz Beg Khan (1282), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Yakov Sverdlov (1885), Witold Pilecki (1901), and Felix Yusupov (1887).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Pavel Cherenkov ranks 6Before him are Gustav Kirchhoff (1824), Andrei Sakharov (1921), Wilhelm Wien (1864), Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), and Arnold Sommerfeld (1868). After him are Igor Kurchatov (1903), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Igor Tamm (1895), Nikolay Basov (1922), Ilya Frank (1908), and Pyotr Kapitsa (1894).