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Johannes Diderik van der Waals, prof.dr.

Also Known As: "Nobel Prize in Physics 1910"
Birthplace: Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
Death: Died in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacobus van der Waals and Elisabeth van den Burg
Husband of Anna Magdalena Smit
Father of Jacqueline Elisabeth van der Waals; Johannes Diderik van der Waals, jr.; Anne Madeleine van der Waals and Johanna Diderica van der Waals
Brother of Gerardus van der Waals; Cornelis van der Waals; Jacobus van der Waals; Elisabeth van der Waals; Elisabeth van der Waals and 5 others

Occupation: Onderwijzer, leraar HBS te Deventer, leraar wis-en natuurkunde, hoogleraar
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About Johannes D. van der Waals

Johannes Diderik van der Waals (November 23, 1837 – March 8, 1923) was a Dutch theoretical physicist and thermodynamicist famous for his work on an equation of state for gases and liquids.

His name is primarily associated with the van der Waals equation of state that describes the behavior of gases and their condensation to the liquid phase. His name is also associated with van der Waals forces (forces between stable molecules), with van der Waals molecules (small molecular clusters bound by van der Waals forces), and with van der Waals radii (sizes of molecules).

He became the first physics professor of the University of Amsterdam when it opened in 1877 and won the 1910 Nobel Prize in physics.

Eerste hoogleraar natuurkunde aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam (12-12-1877)

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Johannes Diderik van der Waals (Leiden, 23 november 1837 – Amsterdam, 8 maart 1923) was een Nederlands natuurkundige. Hij werd bekend door zijn werk op het gebied van gassen en vloeistoffen, waarvoor hij in 1910 de Nobelprijs voor de Natuurkunde kreeg.

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Johannes D. van der Waals's Timeline

November 23, 1837
Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
June 28, 1868
Age 30
's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
August 7, 1873
Age 35
Den Haag, South Holland, Netherlands
March 8, 1923
Age 85
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland