Rudolf Mössbauer

1929 - 2011

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Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer (German spelling: Mößbauer; 31 January 1929 – 14 September 2011) was a German physicist best known for his 1957 discovery of recoilless nuclear resonance fluorescence for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Mössbauer has received more than 99,915 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Rudolf Mössbauer is the 158th most popular physicist (up from 166th in 2019), the 602nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 517th in 2019) and the 26th most popular German Physicist.

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Among physicists, Rudolf Mössbauer ranks 158 out of 721. Before him are Hugh Everett III, Robert H. Goddard, Heinrich Rohrer, Georges Charpak, Martin Lewis Perl, and Ben Roy Mottelson. After him are Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Leon Cooper, Hideki Yukawa, Pyotr Kapitsa, Emilio Segrè, and Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov.

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Among people born in 1929, Rudolf Mössbauer ranks 41Before him are Francis Gary Powers, Murray Gell-Mann, Babrak Karmal, John Cassavetes, Bill Evans, and James Last. After him are Ursula K. Le Guin, Chespirito, Zdzisław Beksiński, Jean Simmons, June Carter Cash, and Ralf Dahrendorf. Among people deceased in 2011, Rudolf Mössbauer ranks 26Before him are Gary Moore, Flórián Albert, Sidney Lumet, John Barry, Diana Wynne Jones, and Annie Girardot. After him are Necmettin Erbakan, Willard Boyle, Lucian Freud, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Christa Wolf, and Manfred Gerlach.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Mössbauer ranks 602 out of 5,289. Before him are Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1750), Oliver Kahn (1969), Anneliese Michel (1952), Roman Herzog (1934), Elisabeth of Wied (1843), and Willi Stoph (1914). After him are Maria Sophie of Bavaria (1841), Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (1907), Erich Priebke (1913), Max Reger (1873), Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland (1653), and Louis Spohr (1784).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Rudolf Mössbauer ranks 26Before him are Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Walther Bothe (1891), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Hans Geiger (1882), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), and Julius von Mayer (1814). After him are Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922), Polykarp Kusch (1911), Wolfgang Paul (1913), Carl von Linde (1842), Gerd Binnig (1947), and Max Delbrück (1906).