Victor Francis Hess

1883 - 1964

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Victor Franz Hess (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 124,467 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Victor Francis Hess is the 78th most popular physicist (up from 82nd in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from Austria (down from 82nd 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 78 out of 721Before him are Emil Lenz, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Peter Higgs, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, George Gamow, and Jean Baptiste Perrin. After him are Albert A. Michelson, Owen Willans Richardson, Lawrence Bragg, Arnold Sommerfeld, William Rowan Hamilton, and Edward Teller.

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Among people born in 1883, Victor Francis Hess ranks 16Before him are Nikos Kazantzakis, Jaroslav Hašek, Lev Kamenev, Napoleon Hill, Morihei Ueshiba, and José Ortega y Gasset. After him are Grigory Zinoviev, Clement Attlee, Pierre Laval, Otto Heinrich Warburg, Theo van Doesburg, and Semyon Budyonny. Among people deceased in 1964, Victor Francis Hess ranks 7Before him are Jawaharlal Nehru, Douglas MacArthur, Herbert Hoover, Paul of Greece, Ian Fleming, and Norbert Wiener. After him are Alma Mahler, Rachel Carson, James Franck, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Gerrit Rietveld, and Vasily Grossman.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Victor Francis Hess ranks 88 out of 1,075Before him are Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria (1833), Josef Breuer (1842), Archduchess Gisela of Austria (1856), Geli Raubal (1908), Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France (1554), and Arthur Schnitzler (1862). After him are Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Saint Florian (250), Engelbert Dollfuss (1892), Alma Mahler (1879), Charles II, Archduke of Austria (1540), and Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Victor Francis Hess ranks 6Before him are Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Lise Meitner (1878), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), and Christian Doppler (1803). After him are Fritjof Capra (1939), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Walter Kohn (1923), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Marian Smoluchowski (1872), and Marietta Blau (1894).