PHYSICIST

Walther Bothe

1891 - 1957

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Walther Wilhelm Georg Bothe (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 143,962 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Walther Bothe is the 121st most popular physicist (down from 101st in 2019), the 438th most popular biography from Germany (down from 309th 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

Among physicists, Walther Bothe ranks 121 out of 721Before him are Auguste Piccard, Felix Bloch, Henry Moseley, Simon van der Meer, Karl Schwarzschild, and Thomas Young. After him are Josiah Willard Gibbs, J. Hans D. Jensen, George Paget Thomson, Edward Victor Appleton, Isidor Isaac Rabi, and Gustaf Dalén.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1891, Walther Bothe ranks 20Before him are Rudolf Carnap, Nelly Sachs, Helmuth Weidling, Ilya Ehrenburg, Genrikh Yagoda, and Rafael Trujillo. After him are Alexander Rodchenko, Fritz Todt, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Edward Bernays, Frederick Banting, and Osip Mandelstam. Among people deceased in 1957, Walther Bothe ranks 17Before him are Constantin Brâncuși, Haakon VII of Norway, Johannes Stark, Henry van de Velde, Gichin Funakoshi, and Arturo Toscanini. After him are Gabriela Mistral, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Gerty Cori, František Kupka, Alfred Döblin, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Walther Bothe ranks 438 out of 5,289Before him are Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria (1808), Otto Frank (1889), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), Uwe Seeler (1936), and Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724). After him are Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911), Fritz Todt (1891), Ernst Bloch (1885), Josef Kramer (1906), Adam Opel (1837), and Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Walther Bothe ranks 21Before him are Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), James Franck (1882), Ernst Abbe (1840), Ernst Ruska (1906), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), and Karl Schwarzschild (1873). After him are J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Hans Geiger (1882), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Julius von Mayer (1814), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), and Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922).