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 60,016 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. William Giauque is the 109th most popular chemist (up from 113th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Canada 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 109 out of 510Before him are Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Yves Chauvin, Johan Gadolin, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Robert Robinson, and Willard Libby. After him are Konrad Emil Bloch, Henry Hallett Dale, Paul J. Crutzen, Dan Shechtman, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, and Glenn T. Seaborg.

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Among people born in 1895, William Giauque ranks 51Before him are Ragnar Frisch, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, and Vasily Blokhin. After him are Lázaro Cárdenas, Augusto César Sandino, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, Albert Göring, Richard Walther Darré, and Kurt Zeitzler. Among people deceased in 1982, William Giauque ranks 40Before him are Curd Jürgens, Cevdet Sunay, Lee Strasberg, Ivan Bagramyan, Walther Wenck, and Peter Weiss. After him are Walter Hallstein, Anna German, Varlam Shalamov, Władysław Gomułka, Thelonious Monk, and Hugo Theorell.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, William Giauque ranks 32 out of 1,130Before him are Neil Young (1945), Paul Anka (1941), John Kenneth Galbraith (1908), Willard Boyle (1924), Henry Mintzberg (1939), and Pierre Trudeau (1919). After him are Richard E. Taylor (1929), Bryan Adams (1959), Oscar Peterson (1925), Mary Pickford (1892), Jim Peebles (1935), 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), and Maud Menten (1879).