Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld 1868-1951

  title={Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld 1868-1951},
  author={Max Born},
  journal={Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={274 - 296}
  • M. Born
  • Published 1 November 1952
  • History
  • Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society
Arnold Sommerfeld was one of the most distinguished representatives of the transition period between classical and modern theoretical physics. The work of his youth was still firmly anchored in the conceptions of the nineteenth century; but when in the first decennium of the century the flood of new discoveries, experimental and theoretical, broke the dams of tradition, he became a leader of the new movement, and in combining the two ways of thinking he exerted a powerful influence on the… 
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