PHYSICIST

Yoshio Nishina

1890 - 1951

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Yoshio Nishina (仁科 芳雄, Nishina Yoshio, December 6, 1890 – January 10, 1951) was a Japanese physicist who was called "the founding father of modern physics research in Japan". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yoshio Nishina has received more than 135,487 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Yoshio Nishina is the 373rd most popular physicist (up from 416th in 2019), the 538th most popular biography from Japan (up from 716th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Japanese Physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Yoshio Nishina ranks 373 out of 851Before him are Maurice de Broglie, Jules Antoine Lissajous, Jean-Antoine Nollet, Carlo Matteucci, Vladimir Shukhov, and Carl Wieman. After him are Jurij Vega, Homi J. Bhabha, Peter Mansfield, John Mauchly, Nathan Rosen, and Ralph Asher Alpher.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1890, Yoshio Nishina ranks 74Before him are Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern, Grigory Kulik, Norman Bethune, Zeki Velidi Togan, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and Bechara El Khoury. After him are Elpidio Quirino, Seiichi Itō, He Yingqin, Victoria Ocampo, Walter Weiß, and Sarah Aaronsohn. Among people deceased in 1951, Yoshio Nishina ranks 48Before him are Ernst von Weizsäcker, Nikolai Medtner, Artur Schnabel, Ali Sami Yen, Soh Jaipil, and Du Yuesheng. After him are Louis Lavelle, Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Adam Stefan Sapieha, Agrippina Vaganova, Jakow Trachtenberg, and Louis Jouvet.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yoshio Nishina ranks 538 out of 6,245Before him are Otozō Yamada (1881), Emperor Junnin (733), Jiro Miyake (1900), Tomohiko Ikoma (1932), Tsukasa Hosaka (1937), and Hiranuma Kiichirō (1867). After him are Shotaro Ishinomori (1938), Chōsokabe Motochika (1539), Arawa Kimura (1931), Kunihiko Kodaira (1915), Shumpei Inoue (null), and Emperor Go-Murakami (1328).

Among PHYSICISTS In Japan

Among physicists born in Japan, Yoshio Nishina ranks 11Before him are Makoto Kobayashi (1944), Masatoshi Koshiba (1926), Syukuro Manabe (1931), Leo Esaki (1925), Toshihide Maskawa (1940), and Shuji Nakamura (1954). After him are Hiroshi Amano (1960), Takaaki Kajita (1959), Hantaro Nagaoka (1865), Toshiko Yuasa (1909), Sumio Iijima (1939), and Shoichi Sakata (1911).