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Willem de Sitter

Einstein's Friend and Opponent

Authors: Guichelaar, Jan

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  • Offers a comprehensive portrait of De Sitter's life and work, of interest to general readers as well as physicists and historians
  • Presents De Sitter's contributions in a fresh but sound way, and in a wider context
  • Gives clear insights into De Sitter's controversies with Einstein
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This is a thorough, very readable and excellently illustrated biography of Willem de Sitter (1872-1934), one of the most influential astronomers of his time, and also a co-author and correspondent of Einstein. Authored by a physicist and skilled writer, the book gives a beautiful and accessible description of the physics debated by Einstein and de Sitter, as well as the latter's alternative cosmological model, later known as the De Sitter Universe. But this is just part of a fascinating and varied life story involving numerous contributions to astronomy, as well as many places and personalities of early 20th century physics. The book will appeal to all those interested in astronomy and physics and their history.

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Jan Guichelaar (1945) is a theoretical physicist. He studied mathematics, astronomy and theoretical physics at the University of Amsterdam and received his PhD in 1974 with a thesis on acoustics in relativistic kinetic Boltzmann theory. After a career in secondary education, politics, university education and educational management he has been active as a historian of science in the field of astronomy and physics.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Willem de Sitter
Book Subtitle
Einstein's Friend and Opponent
Authors
Series Title
Springer Biographies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98337-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98337-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98336-3
Series ISSN
2365-0613
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 278
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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