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PHYS 362: Modern Physics + Physics Nobel Winners: 1910s

A Research Guide to assist students in their Nobel Laureate Project.

1910 — Gas Physics

Johannes D. van der Waals

Nobel Lecture / Biography

No Banquet Speech was given

About van der Waals:

Book: On the Continuity of the Gaseous and Liquid States

The van der Waals Equation

Water Vapor

1911 — Thermal Radiation

Wilhelm Wien

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech (award acceptance) given in German

About Wien:

Featured: A to Z of physicists (p 329)

Short article: Wilhelm Wien and his Wien Filter

Lighthouse Solar Valve

1912 — Engineering Physics

Gustaf Dalén

No Nobel Lecture was given / Biography

Banquet Speech given in Swedish

About Dalén:

IEEE Historical Perspectives: Nils Gustaf Dalén - Inventor, Experimenter, Engineer, and Nobel Laureate

Short Biography: History of Industrial Gases (p 247, GoogleBooks)

Patent: Light Signal Apparatus

Featured: Swedish Genius (thru InterLibrary Loan)

 

1913 — Superconductivity

Heike K. Onnes

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech given in German

About Onnes:

Featured: A to Z of physicists (p 156)

Article: Further experiments with liquid helium

Liquid Helium

1914 — X-Ray Optics

1915 — Radioactivity

Sir William H. Bragg

No Nobel Lecture was given

Biography

About WH Bragg: 

Chapter: "Father and Son" inside Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society 

Featured: Remarkable Physicists: From Galileo to Yukawa (p 199)

Featured: Early Days of X-ray Crystallography

Book: William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science 

Article: The reflection of X-rays by crystals

*Interesting Fact* William Bragg and his son Lawrence won the same year.


W. Lawrence Bragg

Nobel Lecture 

Biography

About WL Bragg: 

Featured: Early Days of X-ray Crystallography

Chapter: "Father and Son" inside Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society 

Book: William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son - The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science 

Book: Light is a messenger - The life and science of William Lawrence Bragg

Article: The diffraction of X-rays by crystals

*Interesting Fact* Lawrence Bragg is the youngest-ever Nobel Laureate at 25

1917 — X-Radiation

Doppler Effect

 

1919 — Doppler Effect

Johannes Stark

Nobel Lecture / Biography

No Banquet Speech given

About Stark:

Featured: A to Z of Physicists (p 284)

Book: Johannes Stark

Article: Observation of the Separation of Spectral Lines by an Electric Field

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