Peter Grünberg

1939 - 2018

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Peter Andreas Grünberg (18 May 1939 – 7 April 2018) was a German physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his discovery with Albert Fert of giant magnetoresistance which brought about a breakthrough in gigabyte hard disk drives. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Grünberg has received more than 141,484 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Peter Grünberg is the 131st most popular physicist (down from 121st in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 33rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Czech Physicist.

Peter Grünberg is a German physicist who is most famous for his work in the field of spintronics. He is a professor at the University of Mainz and the director of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research.

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Among physicists, Peter Grünberg ranks 131 out of 721Before him are Edward Victor Appleton, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Gustaf Dalén, Percy Williams Bridgman, Leo Szilard, and Albert Fert. After him are Hans Geiger, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Paul Langevin, Laura Bassi, Alfred Kastler, and Maurice Wilkins.

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Among people born in 1939, Peter Grünberg ranks 24Before him are Richard Kiel, Giovanni Falcone, Paul Hogan, Karel Gott, Ada Yonath, and Jackie Stewart. After him are Joel Schumacher, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, F. Murray Abraham, Ali MacGraw, John Cleese, and Tzvetan Todorov. Among people deceased in 2018, Peter Grünberg ranks 18Before him are Isao Takahata, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, John McCain, Philip Roth, Paul Bocuse, and Stephen Hillenburg. After him are Burt Reynolds, Lys Assia, Paul Allen, France Gall, Billy Graham, and Jin Yong.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Peter Grünberg ranks 54 out of 839Before him are Karel Gott (1939), Emil Hácha (1872), Bohumil Hrabal (1914), Antonín Panenka (1948), Lída Baarová (1914), and Gerty Cori (1896). After him are Franz Werfel (1890), František Kupka (1871), Karl Renner (1870), Jan Evangelista Purkyně (1787), Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644), and Karl Kraus (1874).

Among PHYSICISTS In Czechia

Among physicists born in Czechia, Peter Grünberg ranks 2Before him are Ernst Mach (1838). After him are Christian Mayer (1719) and Emil Wolf (1922).