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Victor Francis Hess

1883 - 1964

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Victor Franz Hess (German: [ˈvɪktoɐ̯ fʁant͡s hɛs]; 24 June 1883 – 17 December 1964) was an Austrian-American physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics, who discovered cosmic rays. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Francis Hess has received more than 150,467 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Victor Francis Hess is the 108th most popular physicist (down from 78th in 2019), the 109th most popular biography from Austria (down from 88th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Austrian Physicist.

Victor Francis Hess is most famous for his discovery of cosmic rays.

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Among physicists, Victor Francis Hess ranks 108 out of 717Before him are Alfred Kastler, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Kip Thorne, Henry Moseley, George Gamow, and Javier Solana. After him are Augustin-Jean Fresnel, J. Hans D. Jensen, Edward Victor Appleton, Julius von Mayer, Anders Jonas Ångström, and George Paget Thomson.

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Among people born in 1883, Victor Francis Hess ranks 25Before him are Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, Mohammed Nadir Shah, Semyon Budyonny, Theo van Doesburg, Pierre Laval, and Maurice Utrillo. After him are Johannes Blaskowitz, Celâl Bayar, Andrey Vyshinsky, Lon Chaney, Wang Jingwei, and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy. Among people deceased in 1964, Victor Francis Hess ranks 11Before him are Paul of Greece, Rachel Carson, Norbert Wiener, James Franck, Alma Mahler, and Gerhard Domagk. After him are Vasily Grossman, Karl Polanyi, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Leo Szilard, Gerrit Rietveld, and Giorgio Morandi.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Victor Francis Hess ranks 109 out of 1,237Before him are Alfred Hermann Fried (1864), Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928), Charles V, Duke of Lorraine (1643), Josef Strauss (1827), Hans Asperger (1906), and Engelbert Dollfuss (1892). After him are Paul Feyerabend (1924), Saint Florian (250), Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria (1746), Józef Poniatowski (1763), Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria (1743), and Karl Polanyi (1886).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Victor Francis Hess ranks 6Before him are Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Lise Meitner (1878), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), and Christian Doppler (1803). After him are Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Fritjof Capra (1939), Walter Kohn (1923), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Marietta Blau (1894), and Anton Zeilinger (1945).