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Minerva

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 373–392 | Cite as

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

  • John Jenkin
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Crystal Structure Nobel Prize Unique Partnership 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Jenkin
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  1. 1.Philosophy ProgramLa Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

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