Max von Laue

Max von LaueIn existographies, Max von Laue (1879-1960) (GPE:#) (Simmons 100:56) (CR:10) was a German physicist, noted for his work in x-ray crystallography, namely in 1911 he conducted an experiment showing X-ray diffraction in a crystal lattice, from which he developed a law that connects the scattering angles and the size and orientation of the unit-cell spacings in the crystal; he later did work in relativistic thermodynamics.

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“I have known a great many intelligent people in my life. I knew Planck, von Laue and Heisenberg. Paul Dirac was my brother in law; Leo Szilard and Edward Teller have been among my closest friends; and Albert Einstein was a good friend, too. But none of them had a mind as quick and acute as Jansci [John] von Neumann. I have often remarked this in the presence of those men and no one ever disputed. But Einstein's understanding was deeper even than von Neumann's. His mind was both more penetrating and more original than von Neumann's. And that is a very remarkable statement. Einstein took an extraordinary pleasure in invention. Two of his greatest inventions are the special and general theories of relativity; and for all of Jansci's brilliance, he never produced anything as original.”
Eugene Wigner (c.1980) (Ѻ)

External links
Max von Laue – Wikipedia.

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