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[yen-zuh n for 1; yen-suh n for 2] /ˈyɛn zən for 1; ˈyɛn sən for 2/
J. Hans D
[hahns] /hɑns/ (Show IPA),
1907–73, German physicist: Nobel Prize 1963.
Johannes Vilhelm
[yaw-hah-nuh s vil-helm] /yɔˈhɑ nəs ˈvɪl hɛlm/ (Show IPA),
1873–1950, Danish poet and novelist: Nobel Prize 1944. Unabridged
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  • There's a warrant out for you—no, no, not for that—for the Jensen shooting.

    Hidden Gold Wilder Anthony
  • Jensen saluted the Captain, nodded to me, and strode out of the room.

    Marjorie Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • On the fourth day up the coast Jensen, the hardiest of the vessel's company, utterly failed.

    North-Pole Voyages Zachariah Atwell Mudge
  • So was the other mystery—how Jensen and his men came to be so well-armed and so gaily attired.

    Marjorie Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • Jensen has brought other evidence to show that Ea was once regarded as the creator of mankind.

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/Danish ˈjɛnsən/
Johannes Vilhelm (joˈhanəs ˈvɪlhelm). 1873–1950, Danish novelist, poet, and essayist: best known for his novel sequence about the origins of mankind The Long Journey (1908–22). Nobel prize for literature 1944
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Jensen in Science
German physicist who, with Maria Goeppert-Mayer, developed a model of the atomic nucleus that explained why certain nuclei were stable and had an unusual number of stable isotopes. For this work, Jensen and Goeppert-Mayer shared the 1963 Nobel Prize for physics with American physicist Eugene Wigner.
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