Zhores Alferov

1930 - 2019

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Zhores Ivanovich Alferov (Russian: Жоре́с Ива́нович Алфёров, IPA: [ʐɐˈrɛs ɨˈvanəvʲɪtɕ ɐlˈfʲɵrəf]; Belarusian: Жарэс Іва́навіч Алфёраў; 15 March 1930 – 1 March 2019) was a Soviet and Russian physicist and academic who contributed significantly to the creation of modern heterostructure physics and electronics. He shared the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics for the development of the semiconductor heterojunction for optoelectronics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhores Alferov has received more than 322,704 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Zhores Alferov is the 165th most popular physicist (up from 277th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Belarus (up from 36th in 2019) and the most popular Belarusian Physicist.

Zhores Alferov is most famous for his invention of the heterostructure field-effect transistor, which is a type of semiconductor device used in modern electronics.

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Among physicists, Zhores Alferov ranks 165 out of 851Before him are Nicolaas Bloembergen, Klaus Fuchs, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Louis Néel, Yang Chen-Ning, and Kai Siegbahn. After him are Igor Kurchatov, Gerd Binnig, Joseph Rotblat, Melvin Schwartz, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, and Hans Georg Dehmelt.

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Among people born in 1930, Zhores Alferov ranks 36Before him are Silvana Mangano, Harold Pinter, Johan Galtung, Immanuel Wallerstein, Hugh Everett III, and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir. After him are Ali al-Sistani, George E. Smith, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Gary Becker, and Bernie Ecclestone. Among people deceased in 2019, Zhores Alferov ranks 24Before him are Alexei Leonov, Anna Karina, Franco Zeffirelli, Immanuel Wallerstein, Gordon Banks, and Beji Caid Essebsi. After him are João Gilberto, Bert Hellinger, Michel Legrand, Marie Fredriksson, Mariss Jansons, and Marie Laforêt.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Zhores Alferov ranks 15 out of 368Before him are Stanisław August Poniatowski (1732), Andrei Gromyko (1909), Simon Kuznets (1901), Chaim Soutine (1893), Meyer Lansky (1902), and Olga Korbut (1955). After him are Zalman Shazar (1889), Ryszard Kapuściński (1932), Sviatopolk I of Kiev (978), Mstislav I of Kiev (1076), Isser Harel (1912), and Yanka Kupala (1882).

Among PHYSICISTS In Belarus

Among physicists born in Belarus, Zhores Alferov ranks 1After him are Otto Schmidt (1891), Yakov Zeldovich (1914), Leonid Mandelstam (1879), and Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski (1845).