Wilhelm Wien

1864 - 1928

Wilhelm Wien

Wilhelm Carl Werner Otto Fritz Franz Wien (German: [ˈviːn]; 13 January 1864 – 30 August 1928) was a German physicist who, in 1893, used theories about heat and electromagnetism to deduce Wien's displacement law, which calculates the emission of a blackbody at any temperature from the emission at any one reference temperature. He also formulated an expression for the black-body radiation, which is correct in the photon-gas limit. His arguments were based on the notion of adiabatic invariance, and were instrumental for the formulation of quantum mechanics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Wien has received more than 189,863 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 52nd most popular physicist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 190k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 71.48

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 77

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 16.92

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Wilhelm Wiens by language


Among physicists, Wilhelm Wien ranks 52 out of 659Before him are Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Léon Foucault, Andrei Sakharov, James Chadwick, Christian Doppler, and Frédéric Joliot-Curie. After him are Max Born, Hermann von Helmholtz, Otto von Guericke, William Gilbert, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Otto Stern.

Most Popular Physicists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1864, Wilhelm Wien ranks 5Before him are Max Weber, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Richard Strauss, and Alois Alzheimer. After him are Camille Claudel, Walther Nernst, Hermann Minkowski, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Eleftherios Venizelos, Maurice Leblanc, and Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine. Among people deceased in 1928, Wilhelm Wien ranks 3Before him are Roald Amundsen and Hendrik Lorentz. After him are Leoš Janáček, Max Scheler, Maria Feodorovna, Emmeline Pankhurst, Édouard-Henri Avril, Theodore William Richards, Pyotr Wrangel, Thomas Hardy, and Johannes Fibiger.

Others Born in 1864

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1928

Go to all Rankings

In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Wilhelm Wien ranks 69 out of 2,050Before him are Boris Godunov (1552), Valery Legasov (1936), Peter Carl Fabergé (1846), Andrei Sakharov (1921), Anna of Russia (1693), and Georgy Malenkov (1902). After him are Andrei Rublev (1360), Rurik (830), Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), Alexander Kerensky (1881), Peter II of Russia (1715), and Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Wilhelm Wien ranks 3Before him are Gustav Kirchhoff (1824) and Andrei Sakharov (1921). After him are Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Pavel Cherenkov (1904), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Igor Tamm (1895), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Ilya Frank (1908), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Igor Kurchatov (1903), and Nikolay Basov (1922).

Physicists Born in Russia

Go to all Rankings