Vladimir Fock

1898 - 1974

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Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock (or Fok; Russian: Влади́мир Алекса́ндрович Фок) (December 22, 1898 – December 27, 1974) was a Soviet physicist, who did foundational work on quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir Fock has received more than 122,977 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Vladimir Fock is the 397th most popular physicist (down from 388th in 2019), the 760th most popular biography from Russia (down from 721st in 2019) and the 20th most popular Russian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Vladimir Fock ranks 397 out of 721Before him are Gaspard de Prony, Lyman Spitzer, Christian Bohr, Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, Ányos Jedlik, and Emil Wiechert. After him are Giovanni Aldini, Edwin H. Land, Hantaro Nagaoka, Walther Meissner, Walther Gerlach, and Christopher Polhem.

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Among people born in 1898, Vladimir Fock ranks 99Before him are Achille Van Acker, Gabriel González Videla, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Étienne Decroux, Kang Sheng, and Vilhelm Moberg. After him are Fyodor Kuznetsov, Jacques Doriot, Gulzarilal Nanda, Lionel Robbins, Marcel Griaule, and José María Gil-Robles y Quiñones. Among people deceased in 1974, Vladimir Fock ranks 76Before him are Maximilian de Angelis, Pavel Bermondt-Avalov, Roberto Assagioli, Bernard Voorhoof, Wang Ming, and Ayub Khan. After him are Jean Absil, Princess Patricia of Connaught, Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr., Walther Meissner, Rosario Castellanos, and Candy Darling.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vladimir Fock ranks 760 out of 2,688Before him are Vladimir Minorsky (1877), Afanasy Fet (1820), Emil Wiechert (1861), Rudolf Lipschitz (1832), Erich von Drygalski (1865), and Franz Schlegelberger (1876). After him are Andrey Kurbsky (1528), Ivan Ilyin (1883), Nikolai Andrianov (1952), Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov (1870), Pavel Tsitsianov (1754), and Noor Inayat Khan (1914).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Vladimir Fock ranks 20Before him are Andre Geim (1958), Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov (1891), Yuri Oganessian (1933), Vladimir Shukhov (1853), Georgy Flyorov (1913), and Emil Wiechert (1861). After him are George Zweig (1937), Boris Podolsky (1896), Yulii Khariton (1904), Pyotr Lebedev (1866), Boris Rosing (1869), and Vladimir Steklov (1864).