Latest Ludwig Boltzmann Stories

2012-04-20 09:50:15

A clearer link is established "Money, it's a gas," says the sixties rock group Pink Floyd in their song "Money." Indeed, physics professor Victor Yakovenko is an expert in statistical physics and studies how the flow of money and the distribution of incomes in American society resemble the flow of energy between molecules in a gas. In his lectures to be delivered on April 19 at New York University and April 20 at the New School for Social Research, Yakovenko will bring his...

2011-09-20 12:54:47

PTB scientists determine a new value of the Boltzmann constant - The international community of scientists wants to redefine all base units with the aid of fundamental constants Metrologists are measurement artists who are very precise - in the case of the Boltzmann constant up to the sixth decimal place. Whoever is able to determine it very exactly will cause a small revolution in the field of worldwide temperature measurement: The temperature unit will then no longer be based - as...

2010-05-14 12:50:15

Two University of Pennsylvania mathematicians have found solutions to a 140-year-old, 7-dimensional equation that were not known to exist for more than a century despite its widespread use in modeling the behavior of gases. The study, part historical journey but mostly mathematical proof, was conducted by Philip T. Gressman and Robert M. Strain of Penn's Department of Mathematics.  The solution of the Boltzmann equation problem was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

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