Ludwig Boltzmann facts for kids
|Born||Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann
February 20, 1844
Vienna, Austrian Empire
|Died||September 5, 1906
Tybein, Triest, Austria-Hungary
|Alma mater||University of Vienna|
|Doctoral advisor||Josef Stefan|
|Other academic advisors||Robert Bunsen
Hermann von Helmholtz
|Other notable students||
|Notable awards||ForMemRS (1899)|
Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann (February 20, 1844 – September 5, 1906) was an Austrian physicist and philosopher whose greatest achievement was in the development of statistical mechanics, which explains and predicts how the properties of atoms (such as mass, charge, and structure) determine the physical properties of matter (such as viscosity, thermal conductivity, and diffusion).
Boltzmann coined the word ergodic while he was working on a problem in statistical mechanics.
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Ludwig Boltzmann and co-workers in Graz, 1887. (standing, from the left) Nernst, Streintz, Arrhenius, Hiecke, (sitting, from the left) Aulinger, Ettingshausen, Boltzmann, Klemenčič, Hausmanninger
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