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  • Max Laue is born

    Max Laue is born
    Max von Laue was born on October 9, 1879 at Pfaffendorf. He was the son of Julius von Laue who was raised to hereditery nobility in 1913 and spent his time moving from place to place. Max went to a Protestant school in Strassburg where he became influenced by Proffesor Goering, who introduced him to the exact sciences.
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    Max von Laue

  • Universties

    Max left school for a year and did military services. Then he went to the University of Strassburg, then he soon moved to the University of Gottigen where he worked under 2 professors that influenced him. After a year of being at the University of Munich he moved to the University of Berlin in 1902 where he worked under Professor Max Planck.
  • Wedding

    In 1910 von Laue married Magdalena Degen.
  • Books

    In 1911 he published a book on the restricted theory.
  • Nobel Peace Prize!

    Nobel Peace Prize!
    His best known work, however, for which he received the Nobel Prize for Physics for 1914, was his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays on crystals. This discovery originated, as he related in his Nobel Lecture, when he was discussing problems related to the passage of waves of light through a periodic, crystalline arrangement of particles.
  • Institute for physics

    Institute for physics
    In 1917, when the Institute for Physics was established at Berlin-Dahlem with Einstein as its Director, von Laue had charge, as Second Director, of most of the administrative work of this Institute, which was in close touch with German scientific research. Von Laue exerted, during this period and also later, considerable influence on the development of scientific research in Germany. When Berlin was bombed, this Institute moved to Hechingen, in Wurttemberg and von Laue accompanied it there.
  • More books

    More books
    In 1921 another hepublished another book called the general theory, with both books going into several editions.
  • Elected as director

    Elected as director
    In 1951 he was elected Director of the Fritz Haber Institute for Physical Chemistry at Berlin-Dahlem and here he did much work on X-ray optics in collaboration with Borrmann and others.
  • 1952,53, AND 57

    1952,53, AND 57
    In 1948 he became Honorary President of the International Union of Crystallographers, in 1952 he was made a Knight of the Order Pour le Mérite, in 1953 he received the Grand Cross with Star for Federal Services, and in 1957 he became an Officer of the Legion of Honour of France.
  • Happy 80th birthday

    Happy 80th birthday
    In 1958 he retired and in 1959 his 80th birthday was celebrated in Berlin-Dahlem. He lived on, still actively at work, for another six months.
  • Crashed

    On April 8, 1960, when he was driving alone to his laboratory, a motor cyclist, who had only received his licence two days previously, collided with von Laue's car.
  • Injuries, recoveries, and death

    Injuries, recoveries, and death
    Although he showed at first some signs of recovery from his injuries, he died of them on April 24, at the age of 80.