, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 373–392

A Unique Partnership: William and Lawrence Bragg and the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics

  • John Jenkin

DOI: 10.1023/A:1012783802528

Cite this article as:
Jenkin, J. Minerva (2001) 39: 373. doi:10.1023/A:1012783802528


The award of the 1915 Nobel Prize in physics jointly to William Henry Bragg and his elder son, William Lawrence Bragg – `for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of Röntgen rays' – seems to have been largely uncontroversial at the time, butthere are a number of questions that surround the award and the events that followed it that deserve exploration. This paper attempts to address these questions.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Jenkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Philosophy ProgramLa Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

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