Walter Kohn

1923 - 2016

Walter Kohn

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 173,139 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 270th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Walter Kohn ranks 269 out of 659Before him are Douglas Osheroff, Edmond Becquerel, Ludwig Prandtl, Allan MacLeod Cormack, Klaus Fuchs, and Brian Josephson. After him are Kenneth G. Wilson, Joseph Swan, Daniel C. Tsui, John Tyndall, Hugh David Politzer, and Daniel Rutherford.

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Among people born in 1923, Walter Kohn ranks 48Before him are Linda Christian, Bert Trautmann, Edgar F. Codd, Stephanie Kwolek, Horst Tappert, and Frederick Herzberg. After him are Lloyd Shapley, Anne Baxter, Aristides Pereira, Diane Arbus, Merton Miller, and Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya. Among people deceased in 2016, Walter Kohn ranks 68Before him are Junko Tabei, Patricio Aylwin, Toots Thielemans, Yasuo Takamori, Esma Redžepova, and Vera Rubin. After him are Takahito, Prince Mikasa, Lloyd Shapley, Gabriele Amorth, Tony Burton, Margot Honecker, and Michal Kováč.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Walter Kohn ranks 256 out of 799Before him are Camillo Sitte (1843), Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg (1711), Sigismund, Archduke of Austria (1427), Karl Silberbauer (1911), Klaus Ebner (1964), and Leopold VI, Duke of Austria (1176). After him are Alois Riegl (1858), Oskar Potiorek (1853), Christine Nöstlinger (1936), Paul Wittgenstein (1887), Martin Karplus (1930), and Friedrich Gulda (1930).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Walter Kohn ranks 8Before him are Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Lise Meitner (1878), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Christian Doppler (1803), Victor Francis Hess (1883), and Fritjof Capra (1939). After him are Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Marian Smoluchowski (1872), and Anton Zeilinger (1945).

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