Johannes van der Waals Biography

Johannes Diderik van der Waals 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, with van der Waals molecules, and with van der Waals radii.

He became the first physics professor of the University of Amsterdam when in 1877 the old Athenaeum was upgraded to Municipal University. Van der Waals won the 1910 Nobel Prize in physics. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Johannes van der Waals
Nationality:
Netherlands
Profession:
Physicist
Ethnicity:
Dutch people
Date of Birth:
November 23, 1837
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
March 8, 1923
Age at Death:
85
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