By Michael Eckert
Sommerfeld left his mark within the background of arithmetic, fluid mechanics, a couple of actual subdisciplines and, particularly, as founding father of a best "school" (Peter Debye, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg, Linus Pauling and Hans Bethe have been his scholars, to call in simple terms the Nobel laureates between them). This biography is to a wide volume in line with fundamental resource fabric (correspondence, diaries, unpublished manuscripts). it's going to be of specific curiosity to scholars who're willing to grasp extra concerning the historic roots of contemporary technology.
Sommerfeld lived via turbulent instances of German background (Wilhelmian Empire, Weimar Republic, Nazi period). His existence, consequently, illustrates how technology and scientists practice in altering social environments. From this attitude, the biography also needs to allure readers with a normal curiosity within the historical past of technological know-how and technology.
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