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 174,147 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Pavel Cherenkov is the 101st most popular physicist (down from 75th in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from Russia (down from 102nd 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 101 out of 721Before him are William Henry Bragg, Barry Barish, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Glover Barkla, Anders Jonas Ångström, and Hippolyte Fizeau. After him are Joseph Henry, C. F. Powell, Eugene Wigner, Clinton Davisson, Jean-Baptiste Biot, and Manne Siegbahn.

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Among people born in 1904, Pavel Cherenkov ranks 15Before him are Cary Grant, Johnny Weissmuller, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Jean Gabin, Graham Greene, and George Gamow. After him are Alexei Kosygin, Karl Brandt, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, René Lacoste, Harry Martinson, and John Hicks. Among people deceased in 1990, Pavel Cherenkov ranks 14Before him are Leonard Bernstein, Alberto Moravia, Norbert Elias, Sarah Vaughan, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and Paulette Goddard. After him are John Bowlby, Yun Posun, Sergei Parajanov, Ilya Frank, Lê Đức Thọ, and Boris Shcherbina.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Pavel Cherenkov ranks 153 out of 2,688Before him are Semyon Budyonny (1883), Alexander Glazunov (1865), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Stenka Razin (1630), Joseph Brodsky (1940), and Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1795). After him are Andrey Vlasov (1901), Alexei Rykov (1881), Sergei Diaghilev (1872), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Dmitry Donskoy (1350), and Alexei Kosygin (1904).

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 Tamm (1895), Ilya Frank (1908), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Nikolay Basov (1922), and Igor Kurchatov (1903).