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Polykarp Kusch

1911 - 1993

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Polykarp Kusch (January 26, 1911 – March 20, 1993) was a German-born American physicist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Polykarp Kusch has received more than 117,103 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Polykarp Kusch is the 163rd most popular physicist (up from 188th in 2019), the 605th most popular biography from Germany (up from 728th in 2019) and the 28th most popular German Physicist.

Polykarp Kusch is most famous for his work in the field of color and color theory. His most famous work, "Die Grundlagen der Physikalischen Optik" (the fundamentals of physical optics), was published in 1866.

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Among physicists, Polykarp Kusch ranks 163 out of 717Before him are Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Michio Kaku, Willard Boyle, Murray Gell-Mann, Steven Weinberg, and Donald A. Glaser. After him are Laura Bassi, Georges Charpak, Benjamin Thompson, James Rainwater, Leon Cooper, and Robert H. Goddard.

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Among people born in 1911, Polykarp Kusch ranks 27Before him are Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, William Alfred Fowler, Wilhelm Mohnke, Joseph Barbera, Lê Đức Thọ, and Maurice Allais. After him are Jules Dassin, Max Frisch, Samuel Reshevsky, L. Ron Hubbard, Ginger Rogers, and William Howard Stein. Among people deceased in 1993, Polykarp Kusch ranks 19Before him are Anthony Burgess, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, André the Giant, Inge Lehmann, Hans Jonas, and Brandon Lee. After him are Bobby Moore, W. Edwards Deming, Dizzy Gillespie, Kōbō Abe, Lillian Gish, and Bill Bixby.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Polykarp Kusch ranks 605 out of 6,142Before him are Georg Büchner (1813), Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783), Bruno Bauer (1809), Norbert of Xanten (1080), Margot Frank (1926), and Maurice de Saxe (1696). After him are August Schleicher (1821), Jürgen Stroop (1895), Rudolf Bultmann (1884), Jürgen Prochnow (1941), Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), and Roman Herzog (1934).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Polykarp Kusch ranks 28Before him are Arno Allan Penzias (1933), Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), and Hans Geiger (1882). After him are Gerd Binnig (1947), Wolfgang Paul (1913), Herbert Kroemer (1928), Max Delbrück (1906), Carl von Linde (1842), and Klaus Hasselmann (1931).