This video from Canada says about itself:
Jos Uffink: Tatiana Ehrenfest-Afanassjewa & the foundations of thermodynamics
I will consider Afanassjewa’s work on the foundations of thermodynamics. In particular I consider her response to Caratkhédory’s (1909) axiomatization, her view on the definition of a “reversible process” in the context of Norton’s recent claim that this notion is paradoxical, her discussion of negative absolute temperatures, 30 years before Ramsey introduced this notion into statistical mechanics, her view on the question whether thermodynamics is a dynamical theory at all, and, if time permits, on the distinction between thermal contact and “pressure contact” (as mediated, say, by a piston) between thermodynamical systems.
Annual UWO Philosophy of Physics Conference Thermodynamics as a Resource Theory: Foundational and Philosophical Implications
June 20-22, 2018
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Three unknown letters by Albert Einstein have been found in the archive of Rijksmuseum Boerhaave in Leiden. The…
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