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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 190,082 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Pavel Cherenkov is the 122nd most popular physicist (down from 101st in 2019), the 170th most popular biography from Russia (down from 153rd 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 122 out of 717Before him are Aage Bohr, Auguste Piccard, Heinrich Rohrer, François Arago, Walter Houser Brattain, and C. F. Powell. After him are Owen Chamberlain, Leo Szilard, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Arno Allan Penzias, and Percy Williams Bridgman.

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Among people born in 1904, Pavel Cherenkov ranks 20Before him are Alexei Kosygin, Karl Brandt, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Joan Crawford, George Gamow, and Ève Curie. After him are René Lacoste, Glenn Miller, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Hans Albert Einstein, Werner Forssmann, and John Hicks. Among people deceased in 1990, Pavel Cherenkov ranks 15Before him are Alberto Moravia, Norbert Elias, Paulette Goddard, Sarah Vaughan, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and John Bowlby. After him are Yun Posun, Sergei Parajanov, Lê Đức Thọ, Keith Haring, Tunku Abdul Rahman, and Miguel Muñoz.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Pavel Cherenkov ranks 170 out of 3,262Before him are Witold Pilecki (1901), El Lissitzky (1890), Sergey Shoygu (1955), Felix Steiner (1896), Gala Dalí (1894), and Vladimir Tatlin (1885). After him are Käthe Kollwitz (1867), Sergei Diaghilev (1872), Gotthard Heinrici (1886), Yuri Dolgorukiy (1095), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), and Anatoly Karpov (1951).

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