Physics in Perspective

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 107–129 | Cite as

Peripatetic Highlights in Bern

  • Ann M. HentschelEmail author
The Physical Tourist


This tour of significant scientific sites in Bern uses the local legacy of its most illustrious scientists, Albert Einstein (1879–1955) and Fritz Houtermans (1903–1966), as its guiding thread through the old town and the university district.

Key words.

Albert Einstein Fritz Houtermans Aimé Forster Paul Gruner Heinrich Greinacher University of Bern Naturforschende Gesellschaft in Bern Swiss science meteorology metrology relativity theory 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wissenschaftstheorie und WissenschaftsgeschichteUniversity of BernBern 9Switzerland

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