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Johannes Diderik van der Waals

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1910

"for his work on the equation of state for gases and liquids"

Amsterdam University, the Netherlands

1837 - 1923


Born on November 23, 1837 in Leyden, The Netherlands

Studied at Leyden University in his spare time during 1862-65

In 1873 he obtained his doctor's degree

for a thesis entitled

Over de Continuiteit van den Gas - en Vloeistoftoestand

(On the continuity of the gas and liquid state)

In 1876,Van der Waals was appointed the first Professor of Physics

together with Van't Hoff and Hugo de Vries

Died in Amsterdam on March 8, 1923.