September 18, 2021

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New Physics Spoken in German

In the Low Countries of the United States envisioned by Bart de Wever, scientific cooperation and kinship are a mainstay. It dates back to bygone years.

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Dutch Nobel laureate Hendrik Lorentz presided over the Solvay conferences, assembled and paid for by Ernst Solvay, where the highest levels of physics littered for decades. Left-wing astrophysicist Marcel Minart, Fleming, 14-18-year-old collaborator, exile in the Netherlands and professor in Utrecht, was a family friend of the spouses Ehrenfest and Avanasgua. He is a Jew from Vienna. She is an Orthodox from Petersburg. The newlyweds craved the latest physics in Göttingen and Tübingen and the German-speaking scientists who decided ancient physics.

Nice CV

With her engaging book on the academic couple Ehrenfest-Avanasjoa, Margaret van der Heyden breaks into the poetry-picking relationship between Bart van Loo and academic historians about the “Burgundians”. Success with French and German translation and sold 250,000 copies. Professionals accuse Van Lo of encouraging the high Burgundian population and excluding the masses. Experts root, race, edit, and age in the university silo. Bart van Loo produces high quality historical literature. For example, he invents dialogues between the good Philip and his tribe and courtiers. Fabrication with use to recreate exciting time. NSij is suitable for English-speaking literature buffs who combine historical research with academic prowess and bestsellers. Only five names: Simon Schama, Barbara Tuchman, Anne Applebaum, Tom Holland and Hilary Mantel.

Marguerite van der Heyden has a talent for science and writing. She is a Dutch particle physicist. Trained at the Center of the World, CERN in Geneva. science journalist NRC Handelsbladwrites nonfiction children’s booksMath horn) and taught at the University College of Amsterdam. Nice CV. She matches the sour experts through her education, and surpasses them through the art of words.


Thinking is fun It’s a boring title, but don’t let that bother you. The lives of Paul Ehrenfest and Tatiana Afanasjewa are more than remarkable. Certainly for laymen interested in physics in the twentieth century. After wandering, he was a Viennese Jew, a Petersburg Russian and a bourgeoisie, and they both ended up in Holland. He was then a source for the latest physics with five Nobel Prize winners in a few years, with Hendrik Lorentz and Heik Kamerling Onnes in Leiden.

Ehrenfest is fond of physics, a passion for his wife as well, who developed into a pioneer in mathematics education. Physics in the first half of the twentieth century was spoken in German and was the intellectual base of many Jews. Paul Ehrenfest was a first-class knowledge broker and from Leiden, in his spacious Russian-inspired home, with garden, designed by Tatiana, he built an international network with excellent friendships like this with Albert Einstein, Flemish solar astronomer Marcel Minart (and author of popular science books for audiences in the Netherlands until today), Ernst Solvay Club.

On the guest room walls appeared the names of 16 heavyweights in physics, including numerous Nobel Prize winners, who enjoyed the hospitality of the Ehrenfests. During the evenings, there was a discussion at home about the latest ideas on quantum mechanics, the theory of relativity and atomic structure. Paul Ehrenfest, a resounding voice in theoretical physics, has the gift of teaching. He was admired by his students at Leiden because he was funny, sympathetic, comrades-in-arms, knowledgeable, and a friend of the great people who invented the new physics.


Tatiana Afanasgua suffered from the contrast between Petersburg and the little town of Leiden, with its gray skies, torrential rains and cooler fields everywhere, and above all because of the great difference between what women in Petersburg, years before the revolution, could study, and what they meant for society. In Leiden she saw the wives of professors, often with impressive educations, who were wasting their time as the mistress of the house. Before the revolutions (Mensheviks, Bolsheviks) Russia was a pre-industrial country with daring businessmen and scientists. The USSR was a painful coincidence, not a convincing result.