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Rolf Maximilian Sievert

1896 - 1966

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Rolf Maximilian Sievert (Swedish: [ˈrɔlf maksɪˈmǐːlɪan ˈsǐːvɛʈ]; 6 May 1896 – 3 October 1966) was a Swedish medical physicist whose major contribution was in the study of the biological effects of ionizing radiation. The sievert (Sv), the SI unit representing the stochastic health risk of ionizing radiation, is named for him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rolf Maximilian Sievert has received more than 99,657 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Rolf Maximilian Sievert is the 219th most popular physicist (up from 233rd in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from Sweden (up from 143rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Swedish Physicist.

Rolf Maximilian Sievert is most famous for his work in radiation protection. He was a Swedish physicist who is known for his work on dose-response relationships in radiation protection.

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Among physicists, Rolf Maximilian Sievert ranks 219 out of 717Before him are George E. Smith, David Brewster, Ratko Janev, Georg von Békésy, Bertram Brockhouse, and Tsung-Dao Lee. After him are Mihajlo Pupin, Charles Wheatstone, Andrew Huxley, Clifford Shull, John Kendrew, and Chien-Shiung Wu.

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Among people born in 1896, Rolf Maximilian Sievert ranks 38Before him are Anna Anderson, Carl Ferdinand Cori, John Dos Passos, A. J. Cronin, Herbert Backe, and Sandro Pertini. After him are Nobusuke Kishi, Anastasio Somoza García, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Gottlob Berger, David Wechsler, and Léon Theremin. Among people deceased in 1966, Rolf Maximilian Sievert ranks 29Before him are Vincent Auriol, Albert Göring, Paul Reynaud, Guillermo Stábile, Carlo Carrà, and Abdul Salam Arif. After him are Chang Myon, Herbert Gille, Alexander von Falkenhausen, Alfred Naujocks, Elizabeth Arden, and Gino Severini.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Rolf Maximilian Sievert ranks 121 out of 1,612Before him are Rudolf Kjellén (1864), Lasse Hallström (1946), Victor Sjöström (1879), Harriet Andersson (1932), Magnus I of Sweden (1106), and Sven-Göran Eriksson (1948). After him are Björn Andrésen (1955), Ingrid Thulin (1926), Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland (1912), Bengt I. Samuelsson (1934), Carl Peter Thunberg (1743), and Sune Bergström (1916).

Among PHYSICISTS In Sweden

Among physicists born in Sweden, Rolf Maximilian Sievert ranks 5Before him are Manne Siegbahn (1886), Anders Jonas Ångström (1814), Hannes Alfvén (1908), and Kai Siegbahn (1918). After him are Johannes Rydberg (1854), Gustaf Dalén (1869), Oskar Klein (1894), Christopher Polhem (1661), Knut Ångström (1857), Bert Bolin (1925), and Vagn Walfrid Ekman (1874).