Dr Johannes Diderik Van der Waals

Dr Johannes Diderik Van der Waals

Birth
Leiden, Leiden Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death 8 Mar 1923 (aged 85)
Amsterdam, Amsterdam Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Burial Amsterdam, Amsterdam Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Memorial ID 104128962 · View Source
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Dutch physicist, Scientis. Nobel Prize winner. Graduated in Mathematics and Physics, he is known for his work on the equation of the state of gases and liquids, which in 1910 earned him the Nobel Prize for Physics. In 1873, he obtained a doctorate for his thesis entitled "Over de Continuïteit van den Gas - en Vloeistoftoestand" and in 1876 became First Professor of physics at the University of Amsterdam. Van der Waals was the first to realize the need to take into consideration the volume of the molecules and the intermolecular forces, generally called "Forces of Van der Waals", to establish the relationship between pressure, volume and temperature of gases and liquids. At his name are related scientific concepts such as "Radius of Van der Waals", ray of an imaginary sphere that can be used as a model of the atom, and "Surface of Van der Waals", the surface obtained by the superposition of the atoms that constitute a molecule.

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