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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, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1954 with Max Born. In 1913, he joined the newly created Laboratory for Radioactivity at the Reich Physical and Technical Institute (PTR), where he remained until 1930, the latter few years as the director of the laboratory. 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 186,395 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia. Walther Bothe is the 98th most popular physicist (up from 121st in 2019), the 357th most popular biography from Germany (up from 438th in 2019) and the 17th 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 98 out of 717Before him are Charles Édouard Guillaume, Dennis Gabor, James Franck, Manne Siegbahn, William Henry Bragg, and Edward Teller. After him are C. V. Raman, Joseph Henry, Hippolyte Fizeau, Alfred Kastler, Joseph von Fraunhofer, and Kip Thorne.

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Among people born in 1891, Walther Bothe ranks 15Before him are Max Ernst, Edith Stein, Nelly Sachs, Henry Miller, Frederick Banting, and Pär Lagerkvist. After him are Rudolf Carnap, Rafael Trujillo, Otto Dix, Genrikh Yagoda, Helmuth Weidling, and Ilya Ehrenburg. Among people deceased in 1957, Walther Bothe ranks 17Before him are Haakon VII of Norway, Gichin Funakoshi, Arturo Toscanini, Constantin Brâncuși, Johannes Stark, and Henry van de Velde. After him are Gerty Cori, Gabriela Mistral, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Irving Langmuir, Alfred Döblin, and Joseph McCarthy.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walther Bothe ranks 357 out of 6,142Before him are Sepp Maier (1944), Henry the Lion (1129), Georgy Lvov (1861), Martin Waldseemüller (1470), Franz Halder (1884), and Friedrich Olbricht (1888). After him are Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), Werner Herzog (1942), Gregor Strasser (1892), Rudolf Carnap (1891), Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), and Paul Hausser (1880).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Walther Bothe ranks 17Before him are Carl Zeiss (1816), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Ernst Ruska (1906), Johannes Stark (1874), and James Franck (1882). After him are Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Julius von Mayer (1814), Ernst Abbe (1840), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), and Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922).