William Giauque

1895 - 1982

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William Francis Giauque (; May 12, 1895 – March 28, 1982) was a Canadian-born American chemist and Nobel laureate recognized in 1949 for his studies in the properties of matter at temperatures close to absolute zero. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Giauque has received more than 80,456 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). William Giauque is the 101st most popular chemist (up from 135th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Canada (up from 37th in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Chemist.

William Giauque was a Canadian chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1949 for his work in the liquefaction of hydrogen.

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Among chemists, William Giauque ranks 101 out of 602Before him are Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Katalin Karikó, Karl Ziegler, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Carl Ferdinand Cori, and Felix Hoffmann. After him are Stanford Moore, Paul Berg, Ernest Solvay, Robert Robinson, Konrad Emil Bloch, and Richard R. Ernst.

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Among people born in 1895, William Giauque ranks 41Before him are Babe Ruth, Wilhelm Burgdorf, László Moholy-Nagy, Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, and Vladimir Propp. After him are Zog I of Albania, Igor Tamm, Buckminster Fuller, André Frédéric Cournand, Augusto César Sandino, and Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia. Among people deceased in 1982, William Giauque ranks 31Before him are Georges Perec, Hugh Everett III, John Belushi, Hugo Theorell, Gilles Villeneuve, and Jiro Horikoshi. After him are Mikhail Suslov, Stanford Moore, Curd Jürgens, Ivan Bagramyan, Hans Selye, and Władysław Gomułka.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, William Giauque ranks 24 out of 1,622Before him are Glenn Gould (1932), Eric Berne (1910), Willard Boyle (1924), Frederick Banting (1891), Michael J. Fox (1961), and Gilles Villeneuve (1950). After him are Saul Bellow (1915), Neil Young (1945), Neil Peart (1952), Pierre Trudeau (1919), William Shatner (1931), and Pamela Anderson (1967).

Among CHEMISTS In Canada

Among chemists born in Canada, William Giauque ranks 1After him are Sidney Altman (1939), Henry Taube (1915), Rudolph A. Marcus (1923), Maud Menten (1879), and Martin Kamen (1913).