August 30, 2021 to September 3, 2021
University of Innsbruck
Europe/Zurich timezone

【81】Arthur E. Haas, His Life and Cosmologies

Aug 31, 2021, 1:30 PM
30m
Room F

Room F

Talk History and Philosophy of Physics History and Philosophy of Physics

Speaker

Prof. Michael C. F. Wiescher (Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame)

Description

Arthur E. Haas (1884-1941) was an Austrian theoretical physicist, one of the last students of Ludwig Boltzmann, and today mainly known for his early contributions to quantum physics. In the 1920s he was a very successful author of several textbooks and popular science books on topics of modern physics. He gave multiple lectures in Vienna and Berlin, and across the entire United States. He was a "Carl Sagan" of his time. In the early 1930s he shifted his focus from quantum physics to cosmology. Haas emigrated in 1935 from Austria to the United States and assumed, on recommendation of Albert Einstein, a faculty position at the University of Notre Dame.

Primary author

Prof. Michael C. F. Wiescher (Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame)

Co-authors

Prof. Wolfgang L. Reiter (Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna) Prof. Walter Kutschera (Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna)

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