Martin J. Buerger


The ACA Buerger Award was established in 1983 to honor Martin J. Buerger, Professor Emeritus of M.I.T. and University Professor Emeritus of the University of Connecticut. He was a mineralogist who made major contributions to many areas of crystallography. Buerger invented the X-ray precession camera and in 1944 he published The Photography of the Crystal Lattice, a detailed description of the theory and practical use of the precession camera for examining single crystals. He published many other books, monographs, and journal articles; his 1979 book Crystal-Structure Analysis is a standard reference work. 

Buerger's academic family tree.