Victor Weisskopf

1908 - 2002

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Victor Frederick "Viki" Weisskopf (also spelled Viktor; September 19, 1908 – April 22, 2002) was an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist. He did postdoctoral work with Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, Wolfgang Pauli, and Niels Bohr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Weisskopf has received more than 225,089 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Victor Weisskopf is the 282nd most popular physicist (up from 400th in 2019), the 270th most popular biography from Austria (up from 488th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Austrian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Victor Weisskopf ranks 282 out of 851Before him are Leo Esaki, Ernest Walton, Toshihide Maskawa, Antoine César Becquerel, Carl von Linde, and Osborne Reynolds. After him are Walter Kohn, Anthony James Leggett, Steven Chu, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Christoph Scheiner, and Ettore Majorana.

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Among people born in 1908, Victor Weisskopf ranks 52Before him are Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Józef Gosławski, Victor Ambartsumian, Giovanni Leone, Balthus, and Lita Grey. After him are Robert Merle, Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, Rex Harrison, Stéphane Grappelli, Masaru Ibuka, and Mercè Rodoreda. Among people deceased in 2002, Victor Weisskopf ranks 46Before him are Aileen Wuornos, Zizinho, Raf Vallone, René Thom, Max Perutz, and Xi Zhongxun. After him are María Félix, Sigvard Bernadotte, Yoshio Okada, Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Laurent Schwartz, and César Milstein.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Victor Weisskopf ranks 270 out of 1,424Before him are Max Perutz (1914), Friedrich von Amerling (1803), Adam Albert von Neipperg (1775), Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria (1866), Koloman Moser (1868), and Fanny Elssler (1810). After him are Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma (1893), Udo Jürgens (1934), Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria (1818), Max Steiner (1888), Ferdinand Čatloš (1895), and Walter Kohn (1923).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Victor Weisskopf ranks 9Before him are Lise Meitner (1878), Christian Doppler (1803), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Victor Francis Hess (1883), Anton Zeilinger (1945), and Otto Robert Frisch (1904). After him are Walter Kohn (1923), Fritjof Capra (1939), Marietta Blau (1894), Berta Karlik (1904), Marian Smoluchowski (1872), and Heinz von Foerster (1911).