TitleArthur E. Haas - The Hidden Pioneer of Quantum Mechanics : A Biography
Author(s)Wiescher, Michael
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionXVII, 560 p. 181 illus., 114 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe book highlights the personal and scientific struggles of Arthur Erich Haas (1884-1941), an Austrian Physicist from a wealthy Jewish middle-class family, whose remarkable accomplishments in a politically hostile but scientifically rewarding environment deserve greater recognition. Haas was a fellow student of both Lise Meitner and Erwin Schr??dinger and was also one of the last doctoral students of Ludwig Boltzmann. Following Boltzmann's suicide, Haas was forced to submit a more independent doctoral thesis in which he postulated new approaches in early quantum theory, actually introducing the idea of the Bohr radius before Niels Bohr. It is the lost story of a trailblazer in the fields of quantum mechanics and cosmology, a herald of nuclear energy and applications of modern science. This biography of Haas is based on new and previously unpublished family records and archived material from the Vienna Academy of Science and the University of Notre Dame, which the author has collected over many years. From his analysis of the letters, documents, and photos that rested for nearly a century in family attics and academic archives, Michael Wiescher provides a unique and detailed insight into the life of a gifted Jewish physicist during the first half of the twentieth century. It also sheds light on the scientific developments and thinking of the time. It appeals not only to historians and physicists, but also general readers. All appreciate the record of Haas??? interactions with many of the key figures who helped to found modern physics
Keyword(s)1. Astronomers???Biography 2. Biographies of Physicists and Astronomers 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Foundations of Physics and Cosmology 6. History of Physics and Astronomy 7. Jewish History 8. Judaism???History 9. Physicists???Biography 10. Physics???History 11. QUANTUM PHYSICS 12. SCIENCE
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