Victor Francis Hess

1883 - 1964

Victor Francis Hess

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 100,000 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 82nd most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Victor Francis Hess ranks 82 out of 659Before him are Georges Lemaître, Manne Siegbahn, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Joseph von Fraunhofer, and Dennis Gabor. After him are Edward Teller, John Bardeen, Owen Willans Richardson, Rudolf Clausius, Clinton Davisson, and William Henry Bragg.

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Among people born in 1883, Victor Francis Hess ranks 12Before him are Khalil Gibran, Walter Gropius, Joseph Schumpeter, Anton Webern, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Jaroslav Hašek. After him are Lev Kamenev, José Ortega y Gasset, Morihei Ueshiba, Napoleon Hill, Pierre Laval, and Georgios Papanikolaou. Among people deceased in 1964, Victor Francis Hess ranks 6Before him are Jawaharlal Nehru, Douglas MacArthur, Herbert Hoover, Ian Fleming, and Paul of Greece. After him are Norbert Wiener, James Franck, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Alma Mahler, Gerhard Domagk, and Gerrit Rietveld.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Victor Francis Hess ranks 82 out of 799Before him are Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Maria Anna Mozart (1751), Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (1861), Melanie Klein (1882), Archduchess Gisela of Austria (1856), and Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928). After him are Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria (1833), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Saint Florian (250), Engelbert Dollfuss (1892), Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France (1554), and Heinrich Harrer (1912).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Victor Francis Hess ranks 6Before him are Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Lise Meitner (1878), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), and Christian Doppler (1803). After him are Fritjof Capra (1939), Walter Kohn (1923), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Marian Smoluchowski (1872), and Anton Zeilinger (1945).

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