Walther Müller

1905 - 1979

Walther Müller

Walther Müller (6 September 1905 in Hanover – 4 December 1979 in Walnut Creek, California) was a German physicist, most well known for his improvement of Hans Geiger's counter for ionizing radiation, now known as the Geiger-Müller tube. Walther Müller studied physics, chemistry and philosophy at the University of Kiel. In 1925 he became the first PhD student of Hans Geiger, who had just got a professorship in Kiel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther Müller has received more than 29,891 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 526th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Walther Müller ranks 525 out of 659Before him are C. P. Snow, Brian Greene, Bryce DeWitt, Alan Sokal, Andrei Linde, and Michael Green. After him are Theodore Lyman IV, Ira Sprague Bowen, John Leslie, Albert Betz, Mildred Dresselhaus, and Georg Adolf Erman.

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Among people born in 1905, Walther Müller ranks 170Before him are Abeid Karume, C. P. Snow, Mario Varglien, Hendrik Wade Bode, Vladimír Holan, and Rodolfo Orlandini. After him are Giuseppe Cavanna, Oleksandr Korniychuk, Juan O'Gorman, Mikio Oda, Chick Webb, and Étienne Mattler. Among people deceased in 1979, Walther Müller ranks 128Before him are Ethel Smith, Mahmoud Taleghani, Antonio María Barbieri, David Butler, Dirk Stikker, and Zeppo Marx. After him are István Bibó, Marcel Jouhandeau, Joan Blondell, Fulton J. Sheen, Ted Cassidy, and Sigrid Fick.

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