William Lawrence Bragg, first Oceanian to receive Nobel Prize in Physics

First Oceanian presented the Nobel Prize in Physics was in 1915

William Lawrence Bragg, an Australian-born scientist, and his father William Henry Bragg, shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915.

Quote: “for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays.”

Additional Information:

  • Lawrence Bragg: Biographical
    William Lawrence Bragg, son of William Henry Bragg, was born in Adelaide, South Australia, on March 31, 1890. He received his early education at St. Peter’s College in his birthplace, proceeding to Adelaide University to take his degree in mathematics with first-class honours in 1908.
  • Lawrence Bragg: Facts
    Lawrence Bragg was born in Adelaide in Australia, where his father was a professor. When Bragg was 19, the family moved to Great Britain, where he studied at Cambridge.
  • Lawrence Bragg: Nobel Lecture (via the Wayback Machine) – PDF
    It is with the very greatest pleasure that I take this opportunity of expressing my gratitude to you for the great honour which you bestowed upon me, when you awarded my father and myself the Nobel Prize for Physics in the year 1915.
  • Lawrence Bragg: Nominations
    Nominated on 2 occasions for the Nobel Prize in…
  • Lawrence Bragg: Photo Gallery of
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  • William Bragg: Biographical
    William Henry Bragg was born at Westward, Cumberland, on July 2, 1862. He was educated at Market Harborough Grammar School and afterwards at King William’s College, Isle of Man. Elected a minor scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1881, he studied mathematics under the well-known teacher, Dr. E. J. Routh.
  • William Bragg: Facts
    After studies in Cambridge in England, William Bragg moved to Australia in 1886 to become a professor at the university in Adelaide. There he married and had three children.
  • William Bragg: Nominations
    Nominated on 6 occasions for the Nobel Prize in…
  • William Lawrence Bragg – Wikipedia
    Sir William Lawrence Bragg CH, OBE, MC, FRS[2] (31 March 1890 – 1 July 1971) was an Australian-born British physicist and X-ray crystallographer, discoverer (1912) of Bragg’s law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure. He was joint winner (with his father, William Henry Bragg) of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915.
  • Sir Lawrence Bragg | British physicist | Britannica.com
    Sir Lawrence Bragg, in full Sir William Lawrence Bragg (born March 31, 1890, Adelaide, S.Aus., Austl.—died July 1, 1971, Ipswich, Suffolk, Eng.), Australian-born British physicist and X-ray crystallographer, discoverer (1912) of the Bragg law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure.
  • William Lawrence Bragg – New World Encyclopedia
    Sir William Lawrence Bragg (March 31, 1890 – July 1, 1971) was an Australian physicist who independently and in partnership with his father, William Henry Bragg, pioneered the use of X-rays for determining the atomic structure of crystalline substances.
  • Sir William Lawrence Bragg Biography – Childhood, Life …
    William Lawrence Bragg was a British physicist and is the youngest ever Nobel Laureate in Physics so far. This biography of William Lawrence Bragg provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.
  • Sir William Lawrence Bragg facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia …
    Bragg was the eldest son of the physicist Sir William Henry Bragg and Lady Gwendoline Bragg, granddaughter of Sir Charles Todd, the postmaster general and government astronomer of South Australia. Bragg was educated at St. Peter’s College, Adelaide, and at the University of Adelaide, where he studied mathematics.
      William Lawrence Bragg

William Lawrence Bragg


      March 31, 1890, Adelaide, Australia
      July 1, 1971, Ipswich, United Kingdom
      William Henry Bragg
      St Peter’s College,
      University of Adelaide,
      University of Cambridge,
      Trinity College,

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