Walther Bothe

1891 - 1957

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Walther Wilhelm Georg Bothe (German pronunciation: [ˈvaltɐ ˈboːtə] ; 8 January 1891 – 8 February 1957) was a German nuclear physicist known for the development of coincidence methods to study particle physics. He served in the military during World War I from 1914, and he was a prisoner of war of the Russians, returning to Germany in 1920. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther Bothe has received more than 213,187 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Walther Bothe is the 134th most popular physicist (down from 98th in 2019), the 440th most popular biography from Germany (down from 357th in 2019) and the 21st most popular German Physicist.

Walther Bothe was a German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1954 for his work on nuclear reactions.

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Among physicists, Walther Bothe ranks 134 out of 851Before him are Robert Coleman Richardson, Arno Allan Penzias, Frits Zernike, Ernst Abbe, Laura Bassi, and Felix Bloch. After him are Hideki Yukawa, William Henry Bragg, Peter Grünberg, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, Rudolf Mössbauer, and George Paget Thomson.

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Among people born in 1891, Walther Bothe ranks 20Before him are Henry Miller, Otto Dix, Rudolf Carnap, Rafael Trujillo, Genrikh Yagoda, and Helmuth Weidling. After him are Ilya Ehrenburg, Fritz Todt, Frederick Banting, Osip Mandelstam, Edward Bernays, and Tadamichi Kuribayashi. Among people deceased in 1957, Walther Bothe ranks 19Before him are Oliver Hardy, Henry van de Velde, Constantin Brâncuși, Gichin Funakoshi, Gerty Cori, and Gabriela Mistral. After him are Richard E. Byrd, Irving Langmuir, Heinrich Otto Wieland, Joseph McCarthy, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and Alfred Döblin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walther Bothe ranks 440 out of 7,253Before him are Martin Waldseemüller (1470), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Klaus Meine (1948), Felix Klein (1849), Hans Krebs (1898), and Hans Fritzsche (1900). After him are Louis the Child (893), Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria (1662), Gregor Strasser (1892), Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724), Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), and Hedwig of Silesia (1174).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Walther Bothe ranks 21Before him are Ernst Ruska (1906), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), James Franck (1882), Julius von Mayer (1814), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), and Ernst Abbe (1840). After him are Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), George Paget Thomson (1892), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Hans Geiger (1882), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), and Klaus Fuchs (1911).