William Lawrence Bragg

Sir William Lawrence Bragg CH, OBE, MC, FRS[1] (31 Mairch 1890 – 1 Julie 1971) wis an Australie-born Breetish pheesicist an X-ray crystallografer, discoverer (1912) o Bragg's law o X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination o crystal structur. He wis jynt winner (wi his faither, William Henry Bragg) o the Nobel Prize in Pheesics in 1915: "For thair services in the analysis o creestal structur bi means o X-ray",[3] an important step in the development o X-ray crystallografie.

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William Bragg

William L. Bragg in 1915
BornWilliam Lawrence Bragg
31 Mairch 1890(1890-03-31)
Adelaide, Sooth Australie
Died1 Julie 1971(1971-07-01) (aged 81)
Waldringfield, Ipswich, Suffolk, Ingland
EddicationSt Peter's College, Adelaide
Alma mater
Kent forX-ray diffraction
Bragg's law
Scientific career
Academic advisors
Doctoral students
He wis the son o W.H. Bragg. Note that the PhD did nae exist at Cambridge till 1919, an sae J. J. Thomson an W.H. Bragg war his equivalent mentors.


  1. a b Phillips, D. (1979). "William Lawrence Bragg. 31 March 1890-1 July 1971". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 25: 74–26. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1979.0003. JSTOR 769842.
  2. "Alexander Stokes". The Telegraph. 28 Februar 2003. Retrieved 16 Januar 2016.
  3. "The Nobel Prize in Physics 1915". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 9 October 2008.