Walter H. Schottky

1886 - 1976

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Walter Hans Schottky (23 July 1886 – 4 March 1976) was a German physicist who played a major early role in developing the theory of electron and ion emission phenomena, invented the screen-grid vacuum tube in 1915 while working at Siemens, co-invented the ribbon microphone and ribbon loudspeaker along with Dr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter H. Schottky has received more than 118,687 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Walter H. Schottky is the 345th most popular physicist (down from 332nd in 2019), the 162nd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 151st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Swiss Physicist.

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Among physicists, Walter H. Schottky ranks 345 out of 721Before him are George Johnstone Stoney, John Henry Poynting, Franz Ernst Neumann, Friedrich Paschen, George Francis FitzGerald, and Abram Ioffe. After him are Walter A. Shewhart, Eugen Goldstein, Gaston Planté, William Sturgeon, Douglas Osheroff, and John Theophilus Desaguliers.

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Among people born in 1886, Walter H. Schottky ranks 69Before him are Nikolay Gumilyov, Georg Stumme, Edward Bach, Amédée Ozenfant, Tsuguharu Foujita, and Victor McLaglen. After him are Rudolf Schmidt, Yehuda Ashlag, Ali Sami Yen, Chester Barnard, Hitoshi Imamura, and Edwin Fischer. Among people deceased in 1976, Walter H. Schottky ranks 71Before him are Lee J. Cobb, Alexandros Panagoulis, Willi Hennig, Hans Richter, Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, and David Elazar. After him are Géza Anda, Alexander Lippisch, Freddie King, Adolph Zukor, Gregor Piatigorsky, and Hans von Obstfelder.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Walter H. Schottky ranks 162 out of 749Before him are Jacques Charles François Sturm (1803), Pietro Lombardo (1435), Isabelle Eberhardt (1877), Théophile Steinlen (1859), Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria (1274), and Victor Goldschmidt (1888). After him are Adrian Frutiger (1928), Denis de Rougemont (1906), Adolphe Appia (1862), Robert Frank (1924), Charles Bally (1865), and Charles Dutoit (1936).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Walter H. Schottky ranks 7Before him are Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861), Johann Jakob Balmer (1825), Auguste Piccard (1884), Felix Bloch (1905), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), and K. Alex Müller (1927). After him are Ami Argand (1750), Walther Ritz (1878), Raoul Pictet (1846), and Paul Scherrer (1890).