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In Memoriam Ludwig Boltzmann: A Life of Passion (2007)


Ludwig Boltzmann (1844--1906) died just over a century ago. In commemoration of his death, I sketch his pioneering contributions to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics within the context of his often troubled life.


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Authors & Contributors
Badino, Massimiliano
Vauthelin, Pierre–Michel
Peliti, Luca
Uffink, Jos
Strien, Marij van
Ridderbos, Katinka
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Physics in Perspective
European Physical Journal H
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Philosophy of Science
Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
Pavia University Press
World Scientific
The MIT Press
Sentinel Open Press
Oxford University Press
Statistical mechanics
Boltzmann, Ludwig
Poincaré, Jules Henri
Einstein, Albert
Duhem, Pierre
Planck, Max
Maxwell, James Clerk
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
Vienna (Austria)
Prague (Czechia)
United States

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