Pief Panofsky

1919 - 2007

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Wolfgang Kurt Hermann "Pief" Panofsky (April 24, 1919 – September 24, 2007), was a German-American physicist who won many awards including the National Medal of Science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pief Panofsky has received more than 13,412 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Pief Panofsky is the 721st most popular physicist (down from 670th in 2019), the 5,048th most popular biography from Germany (down from 4,389th in 2019) and the 94th most popular German Physicist.

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Among physicists, Pief Panofsky ranks 721 out of 851Before him are Tom Kibble, Brandon Carter, Lisa Randall, Arthur Wightman, Peter Mark Roget, and Mark Oliphant. After him are Roald Sagdeev, Nikolay Umov, John Joly, Howard P. Robertson, Harvey Fletcher, and Rudolf Haag.

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Among people born in 1919, Pief Panofsky ranks 291Before him are Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy, Marge Champion, Jean Tamini, Gevorg Emin, Marie Windsor, and Vladimír Vašíček. After him are Frank Piasecki, Ross Bagdasarian, Forrest Tucker, Alexander Courage, Bill Nicholson, and George E. P. Box. Among people deceased in 2007, Pief Panofsky ranks 316Before him are Krystyna Feldman, The Fabulous Moolah, Tetsuo Okamoto, Anita Roddick, Giorgio Anglesio, and Grace Paley. After him are Madeleine L'Engle, Srđan Mrkušić, Laraine Day, Atilio Cremaschi, Leslie Orgel, and Noël Milarew Odingar.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Pief Panofsky ranks 5,048 out of 7,253Before him are Hanns Braun (1886), Stanislaw Tillich (1959), Max Streibl (1932), Carina Wiese (1968), Shantel (1968), and Princess Victoria Margaret of Prussia (1890). After him are Christopher Franke (1953), Michael Müller (1964), Gerd Hornberger (1910), Karl Schorn (1803), Rosemarie Trockel (1952), and Lida Heymann (1868).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Pief Panofsky ranks 94Before him are Ralph Kronig (1904), Hans Reissner (1874), Paul Peter Ewald (1888), Ursula Franklin (1921), Ludwig Wilhelm Gilbert (1769), and Gregor Wentzel (1898). After him are Rudolf Haag (1922), Walter Gordon (1893), Ernst Ising (1900), Arthur Schuster (1851), Rolf-Dieter Heuer (1948), and Rolf Landauer (1927).