Walter Kohn

1923 - 2016

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Walter Kohn (German pronunciation: [ˈvaltɐ ˈkoːn]; March 9, 1923 – April 19, 2016) was an Austrian-American theoretical physicist and theoretical chemist. He was awarded, with John Pople, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1998. The award recognized their contributions to the understandings of the electronic properties of materials. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Kohn has received more than 274,299 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Walter Kohn is the 283rd most popular physicist (up from 294th in 2019), the 276th most popular biography from Austria (up from 320th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Austrian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Walter Kohn ranks 283 out of 851Before him are Ernest Walton, Toshihide Maskawa, Antoine César Becquerel, Carl von Linde, Osborne Reynolds, and Victor Weisskopf. After him are Anthony James Leggett, Steven Chu, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Christoph Scheiner, Ettore Majorana, and Yuri Oganessian.

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Among people born in 1923, Walter Kohn ranks 49Before him are Erland Josephson, Edgar F. Codd, Shūsaku Endō, Glynis Johns, René Thom, and Aristides Pereira. After him are Queen Anne of Romania, Norman Mailer, Linda Christian, Stephanie Kwolek, Horst Tappert, and Dev Anand. Among people deceased in 2016, Walter Kohn ranks 69Before him are Jacques Rivette, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Michel Tournier, Vesna Vulović, Sonia Rykiel, and Marvin Minsky. After him are Chyna, Queen Anne of Romania, Thomas Luckmann, Michel Butor, Keith Emerson, and Margot Honecker.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Walter Kohn ranks 276 out of 1,424Before him are Victor Weisskopf (1908), Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma (1893), Udo Jürgens (1934), Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria (1818), Max Steiner (1888), and Ferdinand Čatloš (1895). After him are Claudia Felicitas of Austria (1653), Hans Hollein (1934), Gaston Glock (1929), Paul Watzlawick (1921), Maria Leopoldine of Austria (1632), and Oskar Werner (1922).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Walter Kohn ranks 10Before him are Christian Doppler (1803), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Victor Francis Hess (1883), Anton Zeilinger (1945), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), and Victor Weisskopf (1908). After him are Fritjof Capra (1939), Marietta Blau (1894), Berta Karlik (1904), Marian Smoluchowski (1872), Heinz von Foerster (1911), and Friedrich Hasenöhrl (1874).