Max (Laue) von Laue

Max Theodor Felix (Laue) von Laue (1879 - 1960)

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Max Theodor Felix von Laue formerly Laue
Born in Pfaffendorf, Germanymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Berlin, West Germany (now Germany)map
Profile last modified | Created 11 Nov 2015 | Last significant change: 14 Nov 2018
18:16: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Max (Laue) von Laue. [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Categories: Nobel Laureates of the 20th Century | Physicists | Matteucci Medal | Helmholtz Medal | Pour le Mérite | German Notables.



Max (Laue) von Laue is Notable.

Field: atomic physics, interferometry

Laue and his close friend Otto Hahn secretly helped scientific colleagues persecuted by National Socialist policies to emigrate from Germany.

in 1913 that Laue’s father, Julius Laue, a civil servant in the military administration, was raised into the ranks of hereditary nobility. Thus Max Laue became Max von Laue. Laue married Magdalene Degen, while he was a Privatdozent at LMU.

Matteucci Medal 1914
Max Planck Medal 1932
Knighthood Order Pour le Mérite:1952
Helmholtz Medal 1959 (awarded by East Berlin Academy of Sciences)
Grand Cross with Star for Federal Services 1953
French Legion of Honor 1957 (Officer)
Accademia dei Lincei
American Physical Society Foreign Member


parents: Julius Laue and Minna Zerrenner


Timeline Sources

  • "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 November 2015), Max Th F Von Laue, 1948; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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