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Peter Atkins

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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 299,645 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Peter Atkins is the 391st most popular chemist (down from 371st in 2019), the 2,339th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,090th in 2019) and the 51st most popular British Chemist.

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  • 23

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  • 5.25

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  • 2.80

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Among chemists, Peter Atkins ranks 391 out of 509Before him are Felix Hoppe-Seyler, David Warren, Benjamin List, Adolf Mayer, Leo Sternbach, and John Tukey. After him are William Gregor, Luke Howard, Andrés Manuel del Río, Leonor Michaelis, Edward Calvin Kendall, and Otto Ambros.

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Among people born in 1940, Peter Atkins ranks 228Before him are Richard Williamson, John Lewis, Charles T. Kowal, Jan Eliasson, Ali Saibou, and Manuel Esquivel. After him are Silva Batuta, Gösta Pettersson, Nanni Galli, Roger Pingeon, Yozhef Sabo, and Aleksandr Ivanchenkov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Atkins ranks 2,339 out of 7,765Before him are Dennis Viollet (1933), Roger Fry (1866), Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway (1261), Richard Armitage (1971), Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1870), and Francis Crozier (1796). After him are William Gregor (1761), Tony Cragg (1949), Arthur Holmes (1890), Snowy White (1948), Ian Hill (1952), and Gordon Jackson (1923).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Peter Atkins ranks 51Before him are William Prout (1785), Charles Hatchett (1765), Tim Hunt (1943), Thomas Andrews (1813), Alexander William Williamson (1824), and John William Draper (1811). After him are William Gregor (1761), Luke Howard (1772), William Nicholson (1753), Peter J. Ratcliffe (1954), John Walker (1781), and Morris Travers (1872).