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Wolfgang Paul

1913 - 1993

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Wolfgang Paul (German pronunciation: [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ ˈpaʊ̯l] (listen); 10 August 1913 – 7 December 1993) was a German physicist, who co-developed the non-magnetic quadrupole mass filter which laid the foundation for what is now called an ion trap. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolfgang Paul has received more than 144,344 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Wolfgang Paul is the 192nd most popular physicist (up from 207th in 2019), the 745th most popular biography from Germany (up from 800th in 2019) and the 30th most popular German Physicist.

Wolfgang Paul is most famous for his discovery of the element Hafnium.

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Among physicists, Wolfgang Paul ranks 192 out of 717Before him are Giorgio Parisi, Gerd Binnig, Yang Chen-Ning, Satyendra Nath Bose, John Archibald Wheeler, and John L. Hall. After him are Frederick Reines, Ilya Frank, Isamu Akasaki, Willis Lamb, K. Alex Müller, and Nikolay Basov.

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Among people born in 1913, Wolfgang Paul ranks 38Before him are Silvio Piola, Witold Lutosławski, Leônidas, Carmen Amaya, Stanford Moore, and Artur Axmann. After him are Roger Wolcott Sperry, René Clément, Willis Lamb, Gert Fröbe, Luz Long, and Mehmet Shehu. Among people deceased in 1993, Wolfgang Paul ranks 26Before him are Bobby Moore, W. Edwards Deming, Dizzy Gillespie, Kōbō Abe, Lillian Gish, and Bill Bixby. After him are Albert Sabin, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Cantinflas, Robert W. Holley, Vincent Price, and Arthur Ashe.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wolfgang Paul ranks 745 out of 6,142Before him are Joachim Sauer (1949), Otto Grotewohl (1894), Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (1371), Heinrich Hoffmann (1885), Hugo Boss (1885), and Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse (1868). After him are Ernest, Elector of Saxony (1441), Franz Ziereis (1905), Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (1867), Frank Farian (1941), Heinrich Lübke (1894), and Max Beckmann (1884).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Wolfgang Paul ranks 30Before him are Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), Hans Geiger (1882), Polykarp Kusch (1911), and Gerd Binnig (1947). After him are Herbert Kroemer (1928), Max Delbrück (1906), Carl von Linde (1842), Klaus Hasselmann (1931), Georg Bednorz (1950), and John B. Goodenough (1922).