By Giovanni Gallavotti, Wolfgang L. Reiter, and Jakob Yngvason, Jakob Yngvason

Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann (1844-1906) used to be an Austrian physicist well-known for his founding contributions within the fields of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics. He was once some of the most very important advocates for atomic idea while that medical version used to be nonetheless hugely debatable. To commemorate the one centesimal anniversary of his loss of life in Duino, the overseas Symposium ``Boltzmann's Legacy'' was once held on the Erwin Schrodinger foreign Institute for Mathematical Physics in June 2006. this article covers a huge spectrum of subject matters starting from equilibrium statistical and nonequilibrium statistical physics, ergodic conception and chaos to easy questions of biology and historic debts of Boltzmann's paintings. along with the lectures provided on the symposium the quantity additionally includes contributions particularly written for this party. The articles provide a vast evaluation of Boltzmann's legacy to the sciences from the point of view of a few of trendy best students within the box. The ebook addresses scholars and researchers in arithmetic, physics, and the historical past of technology.

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