Ten fun facts about Max von Laue


Fact 1
Max von Laue was born on October 9, 1879 at Pfaffendorf, near Koblenz.

Fact 2
He received his doctorate from the University of Berlin in 1903 for a dissertation on the theory of interference in plan parallel plates.

Fact 3
Between 1907 and 1911 Max von Laue published eight papers on the application of his theory.


Fact 4
In 1911, he published a book on the restricted theory and in 1921 another on the general theory both books going into several editions.

Fact 5
In 1912, Laue was called to the University of Zurich as an extraordinarius professor of physics.

Fact 6
In 1916, Max Laue was engaged in vacuum tube development, at the University of Wurzburg for us in military telephony and wireless communications.

Fact 7
He received the Nobel Prize for Physics for 1914 for the discovery of the diffraction of X-rays on crystals.

Fact 8
Max von Laue re-found the League of German Physical Societies today known as the German Physical Society.

Fact 9
In 1951 Max von Laue was elected Director of the Fritz Haber Institute for Physical Chemistry at Berlin-Dahlem and he did much work on X-ray optics in collaboration with Borrmann and others.

Fact 10
Max von Laue retired in the year 1958. He died in an automobile accident when he was 80 years old.


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Short about Max von Laue
Was a German physicist who won the 1914 Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery of X-ray crystallography which helps in determining the arrangement of atoms in some substances.



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