William Lawrence Bragg

(1890—1971) physicist and crystallographer

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An English physicist who, with his father William Henry Bragg, evolved the technique of X-ray crystallography, used to determine the atomic structure of crystals. He was an early supporter of the concept of continental drift, and is thought to have been responsible, in 1922, for arranging the translation into English and publication of Wegener's work. See also bragg's law.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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