Waals, Johannes van der

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Waals, Johannes van der Gender: M
Waals, Johannes Diderik van der
born on 23 November 1837 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Leiden, Netherlands, 52n10, 4e30
Timezone LMT m4e30 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 00°33' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 00°24 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 15°31'

Johannes van der Waals


Dutch scientist, a physicist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1910 for his researches on an equation of state for gases and liquids.

His name is primarily associated with the van der Waals equation of state that describes the behavior of gases and their condensation to the liquid phase. His name is also associated with van der Waals forces (forces between stable molecules), with van der Waals molecules (small molecular clusters bound by van der Waals forces), and with van der Waals radii (sizes of molecules).

Waals died on 8 March 1923 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) student relationship with Keesom, Willem (born 21 June 1876). Notes: His PhD promotor
  • (has as) student relationship with Korteweg, Diederik (born 31 March 1848). Notes: His promotor in 1878 (The 1st UvA Ph Doctorate)
  • (has as) student relationship with Waals, Johannes van der Jr. (born 7 August 1873). Notes: He succeeded his father in 1909, who was also his promotor in 1900


  • Relationship : Marriage 1865 (Anna Magdalena Smit)
  • Work : Prize 1910 (Nobel Prize in Physics)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 9 March 1923 in Amsterdam (Age 86)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°762 from the Leiden archives: "des nachts ten half een ure" (twelve-thirty at night).

Same data in Gauquelin Vol 2/3640


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics (Equations of gasses and fluids)
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Physics)