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Willem Hendrik Keesom

1876 - 1956

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Willem Hendrik Keesom () (21 June 1876, Texel – 24 March 1956, Leiden) was a Dutch physicist who, in 1926, invented a method to freeze liquid helium. He also developed the first mathematical description of dipole–dipole interactions in 1921. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willem Hendrik Keesom has received more than 24,575 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Willem Hendrik Keesom is the 524th most popular physicist (down from 498th in 2019), the 498th most popular biography from Netherlands and the 17th most popular Dutch Physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Willem Hendrik Keesom ranks 524 out of 721Before him are Gustav Heinrich Wiedemann, Jules Antoine Lissajous, Leopoldo Nobili, Antonio Pacinotti, Berta Karlik, and Leonid Mandelstam. After him are Bryce DeWitt, Robert H. Dicke, Michael Green, Gordon Gould, Ferdinand Monoyer, and Yuri Orlov.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1876, Willem Hendrik Keesom ranks 111Before him are Sverre Hassel, Sotirios Versis, Óscar R. Benavides, Maurice Tourneur, Solomon Lozovsky, and Ivane Javakhishvili. After him are Pantelis Karasevdas, Léon-Paul Fargue, Erhard Schmidt, Max O. Lorenz, Alaiza Pashkevich, and Paul Rivet. Among people deceased in 1956, Willem Hendrik Keesom ranks 107Before him are Tommy Dorsey, Lewis Terman, Aino Kallas, Nikolaos Trikoupis, Robert Julius Trumpler, and Corrado Alvaro. After him are Norman L. Bowen, Gerrit Smith Miller, Herminio Masantonio, Henri Callot, Lars Sonck, and Jean Hersholt.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Willem Hendrik Keesom ranks 498 out of 1,209Before him are Neelie Kroes (1941), Richard Witschge (1969), Frits Bolkestein (1933), Louis Andriessen (1939), Johannes Meursius (1579), and Tim Krabbé (1943). After him are Kees Verkerk (1942), Carice van Houten (1976), Cornelis Lely (1854), Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy (1885), Hendrikus Colijn (1869), and Jan Wouters (1960).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Willem Hendrik Keesom ranks 17Before him are Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), Jan Ingenhousz (1730), Gerard 't Hooft (1946), Hans Kramers (1894), Hendrik Casimir (1909), and Samuel Goudsmit (1902). After him are Wander Johannes de Haas (1878), Balthasar van der Pol (1889), Jan Burgers (1895), Dirk Coster (1889), Abraham Pais (1918), and Kees Schouhamer Immink (1946).