Max von Laue
Born: 9 October 1879, Pfaffendorf, Germany
Died: 23 April 1960, Berlin, West Germany (now Germany)
Affiliation at the time of the award: Frankfurt-on-the-Main University, Frankfurt-on-the-Main, Germany
Prize motivation: "for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals"
Field: atomic physics, interferometry
Prize share: 1/1