Johannes Diderik van der Waals





Johannes Diderik van der Waals ( Dutch pronunciation: [joːˈɦɑnəs ˈdidəˌrɪk vɑn dər ʋaːls]; 23 November 1837 – 8 March 1923) was a Dutch theoretical physicist and thermodynamicist famous for his work on an equation of state for gases and liquids.