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 102,262 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Polykarp Kusch is the 188th most popular physicist (down from 158th in 2019), the 728th most popular biography from Germany (down from 477th 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 188 out of 721Before him are Satyendra Nath Bose, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, George E. Smith, Leon M. Lederman, Roy J. Glauber, and Joseph Rotblat. After him are Charles H. Townes, Sheldon Lee Glashow, Richard E. Taylor, Vitaly Ginzburg, John L. Hall, and Willis Lamb.

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Among people born in 1911, Polykarp Kusch ranks 37Before him are Louise Bourgeois, J. L. Austin, Odysseas Elytis, Milovan Đilas, Samuel Reshevsky, and Jean Harlow. After him are William Alfred Fowler, Richard Baer, Vincent Price, John Archibald Wheeler, Cantinflas, and Bernard Katz. Among people deceased in 1993, Polykarp Kusch ranks 23Before him are Zviad Gamsakhurdia, W. Edwards Deming, Bill Bixby, Kōbō Abe, André the Giant, and Dizzy Gillespie. After him are Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Wolfgang Paul, Brandon Lee, Cantinflas, and Léon Theremin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Polykarp Kusch ranks 728 out of 5,289Before him are Jürgen Prochnow (1941), Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (1774), Frank Wedekind (1864), Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (1261), George V of Hanover (1819), and Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (1722). After him are Manfred Gerlach (1928), Peter Weiss (1916), Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795), Paul Blobel (1894), Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel (1886), and Jürgen Klinsmann (1964).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Polykarp Kusch ranks 28Before him are J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Hans Geiger (1882), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Julius von Mayer (1814), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), and Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922). After him are Wolfgang Paul (1913), Carl von Linde (1842), Gerd Binnig (1947), Max Delbrück (1906), Klaus Fuchs (1911), and Herbert Kroemer (1928).