Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Laue & Franck had their medals dissolved in aqua regia to save them from Nazis

  1. Jan 12, 2010 #1
    this is one of the coolest stories i've read in a while. it's so cool it's got to be true :tongue2:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_von_Laue
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Franck
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 13, 2010 #2
    that is pretty cool.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2010 #3

    f95toli

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Yes, it is a true story.
    You can read more about it in e.g. "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" by Richard Rhodes (which also describes the development of physics during the first three decades of the 20th century).
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Laue & Franck had their medals dissolved in aqua regia to save them from Nazis
  1. Aqua Globes (Replies: 6)

Loading...