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Pieter Zeeman

1865 - 1943

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Pieter Zeeman (Dutch: [ˈzeːmɑn]; 25 May 1865 – 9 October 1943) was a Dutch physicist who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Hendrik Lorentz for his discovery of the Zeeman effect. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pieter Zeeman has received more than 189,034 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Pieter Zeeman is the 40th most popular physicist (up from 42nd in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 24th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Dutch Physicist.

Pieter Zeeman is most famous for his discovery of the Zeeman effect, which is the splitting of a spectral line into several components in the presence of a magnetic field.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Pieter Zeeman ranks 40 out of 721Before him are Gustav Kirchhoff, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, Ernst Mach, Wolfgang Pauli, Andrei Sakharov, and Lise Meitner. After him are Léon Foucault, Philipp Lenard, Ludwig Boltzmann, Paul Dirac, Hermann von Helmholtz, and Johannes Diderik van der Waals.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1865, Pieter Zeeman ranks 5Before him are Jean Sibelius, Rudyard Kipling, George V, and Erich Ludendorff. After him are Ferdinand I of Romania, W. B. Yeats, Archduke Otto of Austria, Alexander Glazunov, Warren G. Harding, Carl Nielsen, and Paul Dukas. Among people deceased in 1943, Pieter Zeeman ranks 6Before him are Nikola Tesla, Sergei Rachmaninoff, David Hilbert, Isoroku Yamamoto, and Karl Landsteiner. After him are Camille Claudel, Boris III of Bulgaria, Simone Weil, Henrik Pontoppidan, Nikolai Vavilov, and Theodor Eicke.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Pieter Zeeman ranks 23 out of 1,209Before him are Hendrik Lorentz (1853), Abel Tasman (1603), M. C. Escher (1898), William III of England (1650), Willem Barentsz (1550), and Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852). After him are Juliana of the Netherlands (1909), Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165), and Rinus Michels (1928).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Pieter Zeeman ranks 4Before him are Christiaan Huygens (1629), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), and Hendrik Lorentz (1853). After him are Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Peter Debye (1884), Simon van der Meer (1925), Frits Zernike (1888), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), and Jan Ingenhousz (1730).