Ten fun facts about Max von Laue
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Max von Laue was born on October 9, 1879 at Pfaffendorf, near Koblenz.
He received his doctorate from the University of Berlin in 1903 for a dissertation on the theory of interference in plan parallel plates.
Between 1907 and 1911 Max von Laue published eight papers on the application of his theory.
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. Click here for more people facts ❯
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