Category Archives: Ludwig Boltzmann

Boltzmann’s Brain

There is a new article by Dennis Overbye in the New York Times called, Big Brain Theory: Have Cosmologists Lost Theirs? It could be the weirdest and most embarrassing prediction in the history of cosmology, if not science. If true, … Continue reading

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Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623 – August 19, 1662) Born in Clermont-Ferrand (France), the young Pascal was introduced to mathematics and physics by his father. So precocious was his talent in these disciplines that he published his innovative Essai pour … Continue reading

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Fool’s Gold

Ludwig Boltzmann (1844-1906) In 1877 Boltzmann used statistical ideas to gain valuable insight into the meaning of entropy. He realized that entropy could be thought of as a measure of disorder, and that the second law of thermodynamics expressed the … Continue reading

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