Niels Bohr’s Times, in Physics, Philosophy, and Polity

  title={Niels Bohr’s Times, in Physics, Philosophy, and Polity},
  author={Abraham Paiz},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
  • Abraham Paiz
  • Published 1 November 1992
  • Physics, Education
  • American Journal of Physics
1. Ehrenfest71 on adiabatics. Paul Ehrenfest studied physics in his native Vienna, where his contact with Boltzmann (under whose guidance he obtained the Ph.D.) was decisive in directing him to his principal scientific devotion, statistical physics. As was noted earlier (5d, e) that was the branch of physics which had served Planck and Einstein as their prime tool in their earliest work on quantum theory. Ehrenfest studied their papers carefully. As a result he became probably the first after… 
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For an account of Ehrenfest's early life and work see M
  • For an account of Ehrenfest's early life and work see M
  • 1970
Out of My Later Years
English transl. in CW 127. CW
  • English transl. in CW 127. CW
  • 1923
39, 691. Cf. Also N. Bohr
  • 39, 691. Cf. Also N. Bohr
  • 1922
Phys. Soc. London
  • Phys. Soc. London
  • 1922
This lecture is reproduced in CW
  • 83. CW
  • 1922
repr. in The Born-Einstein vrs
  • repr. in The Born-Einstein vrs
  • 1920
  • CW
  • 1919