Albert Einstein (1879–1955), one of the foremost scientists and public figures of the 20th century, revolutionized our views of time and space, matter and light, gravitation and the universe.
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Happenings and Accomplishments
Diana Buchwald and A. J. Kox will both present at the Ehrenfest Symposium at the Museum Boerhaave in the Netherlands. The symposium will conclude with an official handing over, to the museum, of a collection of original Ehrenfest material from the legacy of Ehrenfest’s biographer Martin Klein. Museum Boerhaave already owns the Ehrenfest Scientific Archive.
Tilman Sauer edited, with colleague Adrian Wüthrich of the University of Bern, New Vistas on Old Problems: Recent Approaches to the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. This collection of papers highlights some recent approaches to old problems in the philosophy of quantum mechanics and demonstrates that the discussion about the foundations of quantum mechanics is as lively and interesting as ever.
A. J. Kox recently published the paper, The discovery of the Stark effect and its early theoretical explanations, in the venerable Annalen der Physik. [PDF of article] Earlier this year, Kox's paper Hendrik Antoon Lorentz’s struggle with quantum theory appeared in Archive for History of Exact Sciences. [PDF of article] 05-23-13
Established in 1790, the Amsterdam Genootschap ter Bevordering van Natuur- Genees- en Heelkunde organizes meetings, bestows awards and supports activities in the fields of Science and Medicine. Most prestigious of their awards is the gold Genootschaps Medal for exceptional accomplishments in one of the fields in which the Genootschap is active. Einstein received the gold medal in 1923.
In preparation for another Spotlight entry “Serendipitous Connection” (EPP news 3-20-2013) we contacted colleagues, at the University of Amsterdam who are board members of the Genootschap, about the use of one of their images on our website. To our surprise and delight, Dr. Ron van Noorden and Dr. Marieke Kranenburg, of the University of Amsterdam, contacted the Dutch company that has manufactured the Genootschaps Medal since its inception.
Thanks to our colleagues in the Netherlands we now have the image featured in today's Spotlight entry. It is a copy of the medal that Einstein received in 1923. We are very grateful to our colleagues in the Netherlands! 04-10-13