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 Max von Laue

Max von Laue  (1879-1960)
German physicist  (Nobel 1914)

The above is a copyrighted picture reproduced here by permission.  © 2009   by Jochen Wilke.

Per pale Sable and Argent, a saltire consisting of a quill pen Proper and
an officer's sword Argent hilted Or, both pointing to the chief points. 
Crest:  Three Ostrich feathers, Argent, Sable and Argent.
Thanks to  Joachim von Roy  for communicating the following German blason:
In von Schwarz und Silber gespaltenem Schilde eine schräglinks aufwärts liegende natürliche weisse Schreibfeder,
geschrägt mit einem schrägrechts aufwärts liegenden golden-begrifften stählernen Offiziersdegen;
auf dem Helm mit schwarz-silbernen Decken drei (silbern-schwarz-silbern) Straussenfedern.

 IYCr 2014 - International Year of Crystallography

 Max von Laue 
 in 1914
   Max von Laue    Max von Laue, in June 1959 
 snapshot by Manfred Hoefert

Max von Laue was awarded the  1914 Nobel prize for physics  (unshared prize) for his 1912 discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals.

The  United Nations  celebrated the centenary of that prize with a year-long event called  International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014).  This was sponsored jointly by  UNESCO  and the  International Union of Crystallography (founded in 1948).

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