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William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

John Jenkin


This book describes how Lawrence and William Bragg, son and father, invented, developed, and led the scientific field of X-ray crystallography for fifty years, transforming much of modern science. Attention is also given to William's early belief in the dual wave-particle nature of radiation, his eventual vindication, and the crucial roles both played during The Great War. The book highlights the intimate relationship between father and son that made their project possible, and emphasizes wider family and human relationships. For the first time, close attention is given to the crucial twenty-t ... More

Keywords: relationships, Australia, radiation models, X-ray crystallography, The Great War, science, criticisms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199235209
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Jenkin, author
La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia