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Max von Laue

1879 - 1960

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Max Theodor Felix von Laue (German: [maks fɔn ˈlaʊ̯ə] (listen); 9 October 1879 – 24 April 1960) was a German physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1914 for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals.In addition to his scientific endeavors with contributions in optics, crystallography, quantum theory, superconductivity, and the theory of relativity, Laue had a number of administrative positions which advanced and guided German scientific research and development during four decades. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max von Laue has received more than 398,338 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Max von Laue is the 72nd most popular physicist (down from 63rd in 2019), the 272nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 244th in 2019) and the 10th most popular German Physicist.

Max von Laue was a German physicist who was most famous for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals in 1912.

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Among physicists, Max von Laue ranks 72 out of 717Before him are Otto Stern, Robert Andrews Millikan, Emil Lenz, Roger Penrose, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh. After him are William Rowan Hamilton, Carl Zeiss, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Lawrence Bragg, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, and Owen Willans Richardson.

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Among people born in 1879, Max von Laue ranks 10Before him are Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, Emperor Taishō, Franz von Papen, Otto Hahn, and Emiliano Zapata. After him are Owen Willans Richardson, Alma Mahler, Symon Petliura, Francis Picabia, Ottorino Respighi, and Milutin Milanković. Among people deceased in 1960, Max von Laue ranks 8Before him are Boris Pasternak, Clark Gable, Erich Raeder, Melanie Klein, Albert Kesselring, and Wilhelm Pieck. After him are Amanullah Khan, Walther Funk, Paula Hitler, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Igor Kurchatov, and Fausto Coppi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Max von Laue ranks 272 out of 6,142Before him are Wim Wenders (1945), Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), Max Scheler (1874), Ferdinand I of Romania (1865), Adolf Dassler (1900), and Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1710). After him are Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1691), Paul Heyse (1830), Max Horkheimer (1895), Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), Carl Zeiss (1816), and Joseph Beuys (1921).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Max von Laue ranks 10Before him are Georg Ohm (1789), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Max Born (1882), and Otto von Guericke (1602). After him are Carl Zeiss (1816), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Ernst Ruska (1906), Johannes Stark (1874), and James Franck (1882).