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Physics: Prof. dr. A.K. Wroblewski, University of Warsaw: Physics 1909: A portrait of the field hundred years ago


17 December 2009 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Physics: Prof. dr. Andrzej K. Wroblewski
Affiliation: University of Warsaw, Poland
Title: Physics 1909: A portrait of the field hundred years ago
Date: 17-12-2009
Start: 16.00
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080


Many physicists believe that after the discoveries of Max Planck (1900) and Albert Einstein (1905) physics was quickly transformed. The truth, however, is that the transformation was very slow and only very few physicists took interest in the novelties.

Sources such as Science abstracts 1909 and Adressbuch der lebenden Physiker 1909 were used to provide a true panorama of physics hundred years ago. Details will be given on the physics topics, the strength of physics in various countries, the most important periodicals and prominent physicists of that time. Some physics ideas popular in 1909 were truly bizarre.




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