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Pyotr Kapitsa

1894 - 1984

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Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa or Peter Kapitza (Russian: Пётр Леонидович Капица, Romanian: Petre Capița; 8 July [O.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pyotr Kapitsa has received more than 309,809 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Pyotr Kapitsa is the 173rd most popular physicist (down from 162nd in 2019), the 244th most popular biography from Russia (down from 223rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Russian Physicist.

Pyotr Kapitsa was a Russian physicist and Nobel Prize winner. He is most famous for his work in low-temperature physics.

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Among physicists, Pyotr Kapitsa ranks 173 out of 717Before him are James Rainwater, Leon Cooper, Robert H. Goddard, Igor Kurchatov, Martinus J. G. Veltman, and Hannes Alfvén. After him are Edward Mills Purcell, Arthur Ashkin, James Cronin, Charles H. Townes, Emilio Segrè, and Edme Mariotte.

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Among people born in 1894, Pyotr Kapitsa ranks 25Before him are Benjamin Graham, Alfred Kinsey, Isaac Babel, Moshe Sharett, Martha Graham, and Hermann Oberth. After him are Dashiell Hammett, Kiichiro Toyoda, Wilhelm Bittrich, Alexander Oparin, Kōnosuke Matsushita, and Satyendra Nath Bose. Among people deceased in 1984, Pyotr Kapitsa ranks 23Before him are Stanley Milgram, Dmitry Ustinov, Anna Anderson, Karl Wolff, Marvin Gaye, and Oleg Antonov. After him are Carl Ferdinand Cori, Sam Peckinpah, Philippe Ariès, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Viktor Shklovsky, and Martin Ryle.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Pyotr Kapitsa ranks 244 out of 3,262Before him are Oleg Antonov (1906), Alexander Luria (1902), Vasily Blyukher (1889), Gustav Bauer (1870), Boris Berezovsky (1946), and Lyudmila Putina (1958). After him are Vasily I of Moscow (1371), Grigori Perelman (1966), Vasily Smyslov (1921), Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1856), Ivan Kramskoi (1837), and Alexander Blok (1880).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Pyotr Kapitsa ranks 9Before him are Wilhelm Wien (1864), Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Pavel Cherenkov (1904), Igor Tamm (1895), and Igor Kurchatov (1903). After him are Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Ilya Frank (1908), Nikolay Basov (1922), Vitaly Ginzburg (1916), Andre Geim (1958), and Yuri Oganessian (1933).