William E. Moerner

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William Esco Moerner (born June 24, 1953) is an American physical chemist and chemical physicist with current work in the biophysics and imaging of single molecules. He is credited with achieving the first optical detection and spectroscopy of a single molecule in condensed phases, along with his postdoc, Lothar Kador. Optical study of single molecules has subsequently become a widely used single-molecule experiment in chemistry, physics and biology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William E. Moerner has received more than 93,843 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). William E. Moerner is the 352nd most popular chemist (down from 341st in 2019), the 3,071st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,677th in 2019) and the 66th most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, William E. Moerner ranks 352 out of 510. Before him are Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev, Paul Héroult, Peter Waage, Frederick Abel, Friedrich Konrad Beilstein, and Alexander William Williamson. After him are Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville, Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois, Mathieu Orfila, Ferdinand Reich, Leonor Michaelis, and George Washington Carver.

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Among people born in 1953, William E. Moerner ranks 105Before him are Ivo Sanader, Massimo Troisi, Tico Torres, Robert Parish, Huub Stevens, and David Berkowitz. After him are James Remar, Rick Moranis, Antonio Tajani, Wang Yi, Tom Hulce, and Christoph Daum.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William E. Moerner ranks 3,071 out of 15,968. Before him are Lorraine Bracco (1954), Richard Lester (1932), Dan Gurney (1931), Don Henley (1947), Jerry Sloan (1942), and Lana Del Rey (1985). After him are Sun Ra (1914), Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906), Michael Rosbash (1944), Eric Stoltz (1961), Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909), and David Ausubel (1918).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, William E. Moerner ranks 66Before him are Richard Smalley (1943), Richard R. Schrock (1945), Thomas Midgley Jr. (1889), Frances Arnold (1956), Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr. (1915), and Dudley R. Herschbach (1932). After him are George Washington Carver (1864), Thomas Cech (1947), Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1847), John Tukey (1915), Roger Y. Tsien (1952), and Albert Ghiorso (1915).