Paul Ehrenfest

Physicist, Academic

1880 – 1933

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Who was Paul Ehrenfest?

Paul Ehrenfest was an Austrian and Dutch theoretical physicist, who made major contributions to the field of statistical mechanics and its relations with quantum mechanics, including the theory of phase transition and the Ehrenfest theorem.

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Born
Jan 18, 1880
Vienna
Also known as
  • Эренфест, Пауль
  • 保罗·埃伦费斯特
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Austrians
Nationality
  • Netherlands
  • Austria
Profession
Education
  • University of Vienna
  • University of Göttingen
Employment
  • Leiden University
Lived in
  • Vienna
Died
Sep 25, 1933
Amsterdam

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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