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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 71,241 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). William Giauque is the 136th most popular chemist (down from 109th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Canada (down from 32nd 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 136 out of 509Before him are Robert Burns Woodward, Ernst Chain, Ernst Otto Fischer, Christian B. Anfinsen, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, and Arthur Harden. After him are Marcellin Berthelot, Paul Berg, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Robert W. Holley, Fritz Strassmann, and Henry Louis Le Chatelier.

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Among people born in 1895, William Giauque ranks 54Before him are Buckminster Fuller, Dorothea Lange, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, Augusto César Sandino, Richard Walther Darré, and Stanley Rous. After him are Pavel Sukhoi, Ferdinand Čatloš, Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, Wilhelm Kempff, Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, and Lázaro Cárdenas. Among people deceased in 1982, William Giauque ranks 44Before him are Thelonious Monk, Jiro Horikoshi, Walther Wenck, Lee Strasberg, Peter Weiss, and E. H. Carr. After him are Varlam Shalamov, Gershom Scholem, Walter Hallstein, Anna German, Hermann Balck, and Vinoba Bhave.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, William Giauque ranks 37 out of 1,350Before him are Bryan Adams (1959), Pierre Trudeau (1919), Howard Shore (1946), Henry Mintzberg (1939), Richard E. Taylor (1929), and René Angélil (1942). After him are Joni Mitchell (1943), Paul Anka (1941), Bertram Brockhouse (1918), Denis Villeneuve (1967), Mary Pickford (1892), and Jim Peebles (1935).

Among CHEMISTS In Canada

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