CHEMIST

Walther Nernst

1864 - 1941

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Walther Hermann Nernst ForMemRS (25 June 1864 – 18 November 1941) was a German chemist known for his work in thermodynamics, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, and solid state physics. His formulation of the Nernst heat theorem helped pave the way for the third law of thermodynamics, for which he won the 1920 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther Nernst has received more than 205,631 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Walther Nernst is the 29th most popular chemist (up from 32nd in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from Poland (down from 54th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Polish Chemist.

Walther Nernst was a German chemist who is most famous for his work on the Third Law of Thermodynamics. He also developed the Nernst Equation, which is a formula used to calculate the voltage difference between two points in an electric circuit.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Walther Nernst ranks 29 out of 510Before him are Emil Fischer, Justus von Liebig, Valery Legasov, William Ramsay, Eduard Buchner, and Edwin McMillan. After him are Adolf von Baeyer, Henri Moissan, Otto Wallach, Tu Youyou, Ilya Prigogine, and August Kekulé.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1864, Walther Nernst ranks 7Before him are Max Weber, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Richard Strauss, Alois Alzheimer, Camille Claudel, and Wilhelm Wien. After him are Hermann Minkowski, Maurice Leblanc, Miguel de Unamuno, Eleftherios Venizelos, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, and Princess Stéphanie of Belgium. Among people deceased in 1941, Walther Nernst ranks 10Before him are Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, and James George Frazer. After him are Arthur Evans, Emanuel Lasker, Robert Delaunay, Maurice Leblanc, El Lissitzky, and Paul Sabatier.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Walther Nernst ranks 64 out of 1,231Before him are Ferdinand Lassalle (1825), Norbert Elias (1897), Krzysztof Penderecki (1933), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), and Werner von Blomberg (1878). After him are Paul Ehrlich (1854), Sigismund I the Old (1467), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906), and Emanuel Lasker (1868).

Among CHEMISTS In Poland

Among chemists born in Poland, Walther Nernst ranks 2Before him are Fritz Haber (1868). After him are Casimir Funk (1884), Antoni Grabowski (1857), Friedrich Bergius (1884), Kurt Alder (1902), Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776), Clara Immerwahr (1870), Ignacy Mościcki (1867), and Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822).