Walter Heitler

1904 - 1981

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Walter Heinrich Heitler (German: [ˈhaɪtlɐ]; 2 January 1904 – 15 November 1981) was a German physicist who made contributions to quantum electrodynamics and quantum field theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Heitler has received more than 69,053 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Walter Heitler is the 415th most popular physicist (down from 406th in 2019), the 2,439th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,017th in 2019) and the 62nd most popular German Physicist.

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Among physicists, Walter Heitler ranks 415 out of 721Before him are Vilhelm Bjerknes, Evgeny Lifshitz, Carlo Matteucci, Douglas Hofstadter, Frank Wilczek, and Martin Knudsen. After him are Ole Worm, Alan Guth, Ludvig Lorenz, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, Gabriele Veneziano, and Rudolf Peierls.

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Among people born in 1904, Walter Heitler ranks 119Before him are Achille Varzi, Goffredo Petrassi, Margaret Bourke-White, Sergei Yutkevich, Seán MacBride, and Nikolai Berzarin. After him are Tevfik Esenç, Franz Kutschera, Kuvempu, Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, Peter Yorck von Wartenburg, and Lin Huiyin. Among people deceased in 1981, Walter Heitler ranks 84Before him are Helmut Gröttrup, Victor Kugler, Ferruccio Parri, Jean Eustache, Glauber Rocha, and Ziaur Rahman. After him are Lanza del Vasto, Norman Taurog, Bobby Sands, Mostafa Chamran, Hermann Esser, and Mohammad Beheshti.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walter Heitler ranks 2,439 out of 5,289Before him are Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck (1776), Prince George William of Hesse-Darmstadt (1722), Princess Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt (1723), Rolf Carls (1885), Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus (1772), and Erich Ribbeck (1937). After him are Adolphus Frederick V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1848), Conrad Böcker (1870), Julius Jacob von Haynau (1786), Otto Schniewind (1887), Princess Marie of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1857), and Karl Lamprecht (1856).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Walter Heitler ranks 62Before him are John B. Goodenough (1922), Johannes Franz Hartmann (1865), Heinrich Barkhausen (1881), Walther Meissner (1882), Walther Gerlach (1889), and Erich Hückel (1896). After him are Rudolf Peierls (1907), Wolfgang Ketterle (1957), Johann Christian Poggendorff (1796), Friedrich Kohlrausch (1840), Heinrich Rubens (1865), and Albert Betz (1885).