Walther Ritz

1878 - 1909

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Walther Heinrich Wilhelm Ritz (22 February 1878 – 7 July 1909) was a Swiss theoretical physicist. He is most famous for his work with Johannes Rydberg on the Rydberg–Ritz combination principle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther Ritz has received more than 35,022 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Walther Ritz is the 453rd most popular physicist (up from 455th in 2019), the 267th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 248th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Swiss Physicist.

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Among physicists, Walther Ritz ranks 453 out of 721Before him are Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau, John Henry Schwarz, Johann Christian Poggendorff, Friedrich Kohlrausch, George Zweig, and Sameera Moussa. After him are Raoul Pictet, Joseph Larmor, Pierre Weiss, John Leslie, Heinrich Rubens, and Takaaki Kajita.

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Among people born in 1878, Walther Ritz ranks 101Before him are Herbert Chapman, Tullio Serafin, André Caplet, Theodoros Pangalos, Georgios Kondylis, and Mirra Alfassa. After him are Karl Buresch, Victor Segalen, Frank Jarvis, Egon Friedell, Yemelyan Yaroslavsky, and Agner Krarup Erlang. Among people deceased in 1909, Walther Ritz ranks 45Before him are John Millington Synge, Karl Krumbacher, Charles-Louis Philippe, Mieczysław Karłowicz, George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon, and Afonso Pena. After him are Catulle Mendès, Pascual Cervera y Topete, Gaston, Marquis de Galliffet, Renée Vivien, Futabatei Shimei, and Harry Seeley.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Walther Ritz ranks 267 out of 749Before him are Carl Lutz (1895), Claude Nicollier (1944), Salomon Gessner (1730), Werner Bischof (1916), Hans Erni (1909), and Carl Jacob Burckhardt (1891). After him are Raoul Pictet (1846), Abraham Trembley (1710), Emer de Vattel (1714), Didier Queloz (1966), Daniel Schmid (1941), and Jean Reynier (1771).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Walther Ritz ranks 9Before him are Auguste Piccard (1884), Felix Bloch (1905), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), K. Alex Müller (1927), Walter H. Schottky (1886), and Ami Argand (1750). After him are Raoul Pictet (1846) and Paul Scherrer (1890).