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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 250,847 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Walter Kohn is the 293rd most popular physicist (up from 294th in 2019), the 320th most popular biography from Austria (up from 331st in 2019) and the 9th most popular Austrian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Walter Kohn ranks 293 out of 717Before him are Samuel C. C. Ting, Carlo Rubbia, David Gross, Ernst Chladni, Makoto Kobayashi, and Fritjof Capra. After him are William Daniel Phillips, Yuri Oganessian, Freeman Dyson, Valentin Ceaușescu, Paul-Jacques Curie, and Pierre Louis Dulong.

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Among people born in 1923, Walter Kohn ranks 57Before him are Linda Christian, Dev Anand, Aristides Pereira, Queen Anne of Romania, Nizar Qabbani, and Stjepan Bobek. After him are Freeman Dyson, Rasul Gamzatov, Shūsaku Endō, Chuck Yeager, Hank Williams, and Stig Dagerman. Among people deceased in 2016, Walter Kohn ranks 76Before him are Gabriele Amorth, Keith Emerson, Queen Anne of Romania, Iolanda Balaș, Michal Kováč, and Marvin Minsky. After him are Michel Butor, Edgar Mitchell, Chyna, Yasuo Takamori, Thomas Schelling, and David Hamilton.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Walter Kohn ranks 320 out of 1,237Before him are Friedrich Gulda (1930), Gerhard Berger (1959), Johann Joseph Fux (1660), Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg (1902), Georg von Peuerbach (1423), and Fritjof Capra (1939). After him are Baron Alexander von Bach (1813), Rudolf Hilferding (1877), Alois Riegl (1858), Michael Hainisch (1858), Senta Berger (1941), and Franz Jonas (1899).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Walter Kohn ranks 9Before him are Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Christian Doppler (1803), Victor Francis Hess (1883), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), and Fritjof Capra (1939). After him are Victor Weisskopf (1908), Marietta Blau (1894), Anton Zeilinger (1945), Marian Smoluchowski (1872), Berta Karlik (1904), and Julius Wess (1934).