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Reinhard Genzel

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Reinhard Genzel (German pronunciation: [ˈʁaɪnhaʁt ˈɡɛntsl̩] (listen); born 24 March 1952) is a German astrophysicist, co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, a professor at LMU and an emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy", which he shared with Andrea Ghez and Roger Penrose. In a 2021 interview given to Federal University of Pará in Brazil, Genzel recalls his journey as a physicist; the influence of his father, Ludwig Genzel; his experiences working with Charles H. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Reinhard Genzel has received more than 239,586 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Reinhard Genzel is the 102nd most popular astronomer (up from 496th in 2019), the 1,305th most popular biography from Germany (up from 4,347th in 2019) and the 19th most popular German Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Reinhard Genzel ranks 102 out of 531Before him are William Huggins, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, Karl Ludwig Hencke, J. Allen Hynek, James Van Allen, and Mary Somerville. After him are Frank Drake, Edward Charles Pickering, George Biddell Airy, Ernst Öpik, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, and Carolyn S. Shoemaker.

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Among people born in 1952, Reinhard Genzel ranks 61Before him are Charles Scott Sherrington, Gus Van Sant, George Papandreou, Didier Pironi, Stephen Lang, and Ari Vatanen. After him are Irina Bokova, Robin Hobb, Osvaldo Ardiles, Joel Silver, Diana Gabaldon, and Imran Khan.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Reinhard Genzel ranks 1,305 out of 6,142Before him are Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (1833), Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1784), Friedrich August Wolf (1759), Bert Sakmann (1942), Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg (1817), and Princess Margaretha of Saxony (1840). After him are Mesut Özil (1988), Ludwig Quidde (1858), Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1785), Karl Löwith (1897), Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria (1849), and W. G. Sebald (1944).

Among ASTRONOMERS In Germany

Among astronomers born in Germany, Reinhard Genzel ranks 19Before him are Walter Baade (1893), Wilhelm Tempel (1821), Petrus Apianus (1495), David Fabricius (1564), Johann Elert Bode (1747), and Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth (1892). After him are Heinrich Schwabe (1789), Arthur Auwers (1838), Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (1921), Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591), Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters (1813), and Hermann Goldschmidt (1802).