Bragg, William Lawrence
|born on||31 March 1890|
|Place||Adelaida, Australia, 34s55, 138e35|
|Timezone||LMT m138e35 (is local mean time)|
British physicist and X-ray crystallographer, discoverer (1912) of the Bragg law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure. He was joint winner (with his father, Sir William Bragg) of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915: "For their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-ray" an important step in the development of X-ray crystallography. He was knighted in 1941. To date, Lawrence Bragg is the youngest Nobel Laureate, having received the award at the age of 25. He was the director of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, when the epochal discovery of the structure of DNA was made by James D. Watson and Francis Crick in February 1953.
He died 1 July 1971.
- associate relationship with Bijvoet, Johannes Martin (born 23 January 1892). Notes: studied crystallography research in Manchester (1926)
- child->parent relationship with Bragg, William Henry (born 2 July 1862)
- Work : Prize 1915 (Nobel Prize)
Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 0.38.44 LMT
- Vocation : Science : Physics
- Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Meritorious achievement
- Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (1915)
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Bragg law of X-ray diffraction)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession