Lawrence Bragg

1890 - 1971

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Sir William Lawrence Bragg, (31 March 1890 – 1 July 1971) was an Australian-born British physicist and X-ray crystallographer, discoverer (1912) of Bragg's law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure. He was joint recipient (with his father, William Henry Bragg) of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915, "For their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays"; an important step in the development of X-ray crystallography. Bragg was knighted in 1941. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lawrence Bragg has received more than 185,494 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Lawrence Bragg is the 81st most popular physicist (up from 97th in 2019), the most popular biography from Australia and the most popular Australian Physicist.

Lawrence Bragg is most famous for his research with his father, William Bragg, that led to the discovery of X-rays.

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Among physicists, Lawrence Bragg ranks 81 out of 721Before him are Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, George Gamow, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Victor Francis Hess, Albert A. Michelson, and Owen Willans Richardson. After him are Arnold Sommerfeld, William Rowan Hamilton, Edward Teller, C. V. Raman, Dennis Gabor, and James Franck.

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Among people born in 1890, Lawrence Bragg ranks 18Before him are Kurt Lewin, Fritz Lang, Stan Laurel, Colonel Sanders, Man Ray, and George II of Greece. After him are Carlos Gardel, El Lissitzky, Walther Funk, Robert Ley, Maria Goretti, and Kurt Student. Among people deceased in 1971, Lawrence Bragg ranks 9Before him are Igor Stravinsky, Louis Armstrong, Jim Morrison, György Lukács, Hermann Hoth, and Audie Murphy. After him are Fernandel, François Duvalier, Arne Jacobsen, Wilhelm List, D. B. Cooper, and Harold Lloyd.

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Among people born in Australia, Lawrence Bragg ranks 1 out of 790After him are George Lazenby (1939), Geoffrey Rush (1951), Paul Hogan (1939), Errol Flynn (1909), Elton Mayo (1880), Jack Brabham (1926), Heath Ledger (1979), Rupert Murdoch (1931), Cate Blanchett (1969), Chris Hemsworth (1983), and Rod Laver (1938).

Among PHYSICISTS In Australia

Among physicists born in Australia, Lawrence Bragg ranks 1After him are Alexander Prokhorov (1916), Mark Oliphant (1901), and Helen Quinn (1943).