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Theodor W. Hänsch

1941 - Today

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Theodor Wolfgang Hänsch (German pronunciation: [ˈteːodoːɐ̯ ˈhɛnʃ] (listen); born 30 October 1941) is a German physicist. He received one-third of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics for "contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique", sharing the prize with John L. Hall and Roy J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodor W. Hänsch has received more than 137,790 page views. Her biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia. Theodor W. Hänsch is the 249th most popular physicist (up from 264th in 2019), the 991st most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,057th in 2019) and the 37th most popular German Physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Theodor W. Hänsch ranks 249 out of 717Before her are Julian Schwinger, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Gustaf Dalén, Georg Bednorz, John B. Goodenough, and David J. Wineland. After her are Yoichiro Nambu, Serge Haroche, Joseph Plateau, Gérard Mourou, Klaus Fuchs, and Daniel Rutherford.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1941, Theodor W. Hänsch ranks 76Before her are Toyo Ito, Louis Ignarro, Neil Diamond, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Ivica Osim, and Vladimir Voronin. After her are Gérson, Jacques Perrin, Michael Stuart Brown, Cass Elliot, Kyu Sakamoto, and Graham Chapman.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Theodor W. Hänsch ranks 991 out of 6,142Before her are Conrad Schumann (1942), Henry II, Duke of Austria (1107), Ernst Zermelo (1871), August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), Ernst Heinkel (1888), and Ludwig Guttmann (1899). After her are Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine (1823), Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1854), Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (1792), Alfred Naujocks (1911), Hermann of Reichenau (1013), and Emil Jellinek (1853).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Theodor W. Hänsch ranks 37Before her are Herbert Kroemer (1928), Max Delbrück (1906), Carl von Linde (1842), Klaus Hasselmann (1931), Georg Bednorz (1950), and John B. Goodenough (1922). After her are Klaus Fuchs (1911), Rainer Weiss (1932), Jack Steinberger (1921), Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912), Ludwig Prandtl (1875), and Ernst Chladni (1756).