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Nobel prize laureates


The photos below were taken at the then famous Nobel prize laureates meeting in Lindau on the Bodensee in 1959. These meetings were organized by the late Count Bernadotte and united every third year in turn Nobel prize laureates in physics, chemistry and medicine with the aim that the Laureates should meet young students in their respective disciplines.


As a graduate student in physics at Munich University I attended the meeting in '59 where I took some photos (slides) that were never published. There is no Copyright but please notify me ( if you would like to use them. The quality of the slides, in particular the colour, has suffered considerably over the years, or didn't we simply have no better photographic material in the fifties?


Werner Heisenberg (1902-1976)

Nobel prize 1932 for his fundamental work in quantum mechanics 

Max Born (1882-1970)

Nobel prize 1954 for his contributions in nuclear physics


Paul Dirac (1902-1984)

Nobel prize 1933 for the prediction of antimatter (the positron)


Otto Hahn (1879-1968)

Nobel prize 1944 for his discovery of nuclear fission


Max von Laue (1879 - 1960)

 Nobel prize in 1914* for his discovery of X-ray diffraction in crystals. This is one of the last photos of von Laue!

*Lamb was then one year old!


Willis Eugene Lamb jun. (1913 - 2008)

Nobel price in 1954 for his work on the fine structure of the hydrogen atom


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