On 25th September 1933, under tragic circumstances and to the dismay of his family and numerous friends and acquaintances, Paul Ehrenfest carried out his calamitous resolve to cast off the burden of a life grown too heavy for him to bear. It is now our task to hold in remembrance his scientific work and the picture of his personality unencumbered by those cares and feelings of inferiority which increasingly clouded his spirit in his later years. The picture is of a man of scintillating intellect and wit, intervening in discussions with mordant criticism, and at the same time with profound insight into the foundations of the scientific attitude, drawing attention to some essential point hitherto unnoticed or insufficiently regarded.
KeywordsWave Mechanic Adiabatic Process Scientific Attitude Profound Insight Adiabatic Hypothesis
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