Peter Atkins

1940 - Today

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Peter William Atkins (born 10 August 1940) is an English chemist and a Fellow of Lincoln College at the University of Oxford. He retired in 2007. He is a prolific writer of popular chemistry textbooks, including Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Molecular Quantum Mechanics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Atkins has received more than 223,121 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Atkins is the 371st most popular chemist (up from 390th in 2019), the 2,092nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,110th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular British Chemist.

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Among chemists, Peter Atkins ranks 371 out of 510Before him are André-Louis Debierne, Charles Macintosh, Thomas Cech, Maud Menten, Agnes Pockels, and Frank Wigglesworth Clarke. After him are John Tukey, Albert Niemann, Roger Y. Tsien, Jean-Antoine Chaptal, Franz Joseph Emil Fischer, and Thomas C. Südhof.

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Among people born in 1940, Peter Atkins ranks 204Before him are Chip Taylor, Wim Ruska, Ken Jenkins, Lill Lindfors, Just Jaeckin, and Viktor Savinykh. After him are Kipchoge Keino, Silva Batuta, Dan Hedaya, Valie Export, Marie-José Nat, and Jan Eliasson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Atkins ranks 2,092 out of 6,924Before him are Gerry Adams (1948), Ian Dury (1942), John Gilbert Baker (1834), Ine of Wessex (700), Joan Hickson (1906), and Carl Palmer (1950). After him are Genesis P-Orridge (1950), Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney (1075), Joseph Larmor (1857), Steve Winwood (1948), Sister Nivedita (1867), and Sharon Osbourne (1952).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Peter Atkins ranks 52Before him are Charles Hatchett (1765), Frederick Abel (1827), Alexander William Williamson (1824), William Nicholson (1753), John William Draper (1811), and Charles Macintosh (1766). After him are Tim Hunt (1943), William Gregor (1761), Thomas Andrews (1813), Luke Howard (1772), Morris Travers (1872), and Peter J. Ratcliffe (1954).