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 163,850 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Victor Weisskopf is the 389th most popular physicist (down from 384th in 2019), the 477th most popular biography from Austria (down from 422nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Austrian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Victor Weisskopf ranks 389 out of 721Before him are Nick Holonyak, G. M. B. Dobson, Auguste Bravais, Robert J. Van de Graaff, Heinrich Barkhausen, and Robert B. Laughlin. After him are Hendrik Casimir, Gaspard de Prony, Lyman Spitzer, Christian Bohr, Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, and Ányos Jedlik.

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Among people born in 1908, Victor Weisskopf ranks 108Before him are Jean Delannoy, João Guimarães Rosa, Fyodor Okhlopkov, Lionel Hampton, Carlo Abarth, and Arturo Frondizi. After him are Teizo Takeuchi, Robert Rossen, Baby Face Nelson, Harold Holt, Lupe Vélez, and Jacques Massu. Among people deceased in 2002, Victor Weisskopf ranks 92Before him are Ruth Handler, Agatha Barbara, Nguyễn Văn Thuận, Spyros Kyprianou, Uziel Gal, and Karel Reisz. After him are Michail Stasinopoulos, Joseph Bonanno, Thomas Gordon, Waylon Jennings, Jacques Massu, and Eugenio Coșeriu.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Victor Weisskopf ranks 477 out of 1,075Before him are Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria (1868), Erich Fried (1921), Karl Schäfer (1909), Paul Neumann (1875), Johann Nestroy (1801), and Ernst Marischka (1893). After him are Josef Frank (1885), Hieronymus von Colloredo (1732), Georg Rafael Donner (1693), Infanta Blanca of Spain (1868), Wolfgang Schüssel (1945), and Martin Weinek (1964).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Victor Weisskopf ranks 10Before him are Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Christian Doppler (1803), Victor Francis Hess (1883), Fritjof Capra (1939), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), and Walter Kohn (1923). After him are Marian Smoluchowski (1872), Marietta Blau (1894), Anton Zeilinger (1945), Berta Karlik (1904), Julius Wess (1934), and Peter Zoller (1952).