Richard R. Ernst

1933 - 2021

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Richard Robert Ernst (14 August 1933 – 4 June 2021) was a Swiss physical chemist and Nobel laureate. Ernst was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1991 for his contributions towards the development of Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy while at Varian Associates and ETH Zurich. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard R. Ernst has received more than 195,062 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Richard R. Ernst is the 107th most popular chemist (up from 119th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 70th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swiss Chemist.

Richard R. Ernst is most famous for his work in the development of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.

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Among chemists, Richard R. Ernst ranks 107 out of 602Before him are William Giauque, Stanford Moore, Paul Berg, Ernest Solvay, Robert Robinson, and Konrad Emil Bloch. After him are Fritz Strassmann, Per Teodor Cleve, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Akira Suzuki, Fritz Albert Lipmann, and Cyril Norman Hinshelwood.

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Among people born in 1933, Richard R. Ernst ranks 39Before him are Quincy Jones, Costa-Gavras, Álvaro Siza Vieira, John Barry, Antonio Negri, and Gene Wilder. After him are Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Samora Machel, Steven Weinberg, Oliver Sacks, Jerzy Grotowski, and David McCallum. Among people deceased in 2021, Richard R. Ernst ranks 29Before him are Nathalie Delon, Sonny Chiba, Jacques Rogge, Hans Küng, Martinus J. G. Veltman, and Colin Powell. After him are Donald Rumsfeld, Steven Weinberg, Jorge Sampaio, Nawal El Saadawi, Richard Rogers, and Antony Hewish.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Richard R. Ernst ranks 67 out of 1,015Before him are Daniel Bovet (1907), Emil Jannings (1884), Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Hans Küng (1928), Siegfried Wagner (1869), and Ferdinand Hodler (1853). After him are Alexandre Yersin (1863), Clay Regazzoni (1939), Lys Assia (1924), Peter Zumthor (1943), Domenico Fontana (1543), and Horace Bénédict de Saussure (1740).

Among CHEMISTS In Switzerland

Among chemists born in Switzerland, Richard R. Ernst ranks 3Before him are Albert Hofmann (1906), and Paul Hermann Müller (1899). After him are Kurt Wüthrich (1938), Germain Henri Hess (1802), Jacques Dubochet (1942), Emil Abderhalden (1877), Victor Goldschmidt (1888), Nicolas Théodore de Saussure (1767), Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac (1817), Jacques-Louis Soret (1827), and Albert Eschenmoser (1925).