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William Henry Bragg, 1862-1942. English physicist. 1862—1942. Pioneered, with his son William as associate, in thestudy of crystalline structure by means of X-rays; co-winner, with son William, of 1915 Nobel prize in physics.

Louis de Broglie, 1892-1987. French theoretical physicist. Nobel Prize for physics 1929.

Marie Curie, 1867-1934. Physicist, Nobel Prize winner. With her husband, Pierre Curie, she discovered the elements radium and polonium and launched the study of modern physics.

Victor Moritz Goldschmidt, 1888—1947. German mineralogist and petrologist.

Sir James Hopwood Jeans, 1877—1946. English physicist, astronomer, and author. Professor of applied mathematics, Princeton (1905—09); lecturer in applied mathematics, Cambridge (1910—12); secretary, Royal Society (1919—29); research associate, Mt. Wilson Observatory, Cal. (1923—44). Worked esp. on kinetic theory of gases, radiation, multiple star systems, stellar evolution, etc.

Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, 1853-1928. Dutch physicist. Awarded (jointly with Zeeman) 1902 Nobel prize for physics.

Ferdinand Lindemann, 1852—1939. German mathematician.

Walther Nernst, 1864-1941. German chemist. 1920 Nobel prize for chemistry.

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, 1853—1926. Dutch physicist. Nobel prize for physics 1913.

Ernest Rutherford, 1871-1937. British physicist. 1908 Nobel Prize for chemistry.

Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld, 1868-1951. German physicist.

Sir Joseph John Thomson, 1856-1940. English physicist. Nobel prize for physics 1906.

Max Theodor Felix von Laue, 1879-1960. German physicist. 1914 Nobel prize for physics.

Otto Heinrich Warburg, 1883—1970. German biochemist. Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1931.

Wilhelm Wien, 1864-1928. German physicist. 1910 Nobel Prize for physics.

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