Boltzmann, Ludwig

Boltzmann, Ludwig
Austrian physicist and philosopher of science. Boltzmann sought to integrate physics with the philosophy of science, opposing both the a priori, uninformed speculations of philosophers, and the philosophically indifferent approaches of many physicists. His emphasis on the open-ended hypothetical nature of theorizing strikingly anticipates the falsificationism of Popper, whilst his connection between the direction of time and the increasing entropy of a universe in which some states can be achieved in more ways than others, is still one of the major contributions to the problem of time's arrow.

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  • Boltzmann — (Ludwig) (1844 1906) physicien autrichien; pionnier de la thermodynamique. || PHYS La constante de Boltzmann (k) est le quotient R/N, R étant la constante des gaz parfaits et N le nombre d Avogadro …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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