leibniz leibniz  /ˈlib nɪz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716)

News

  1. Controlling friction by tuning van der Waals forces

    ( Saarland University ) This is a joint press release from Saarland University and the Leibniz Institute for New Materials.
    on July 19, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Researchers discover new retroviruses in polar bear Knut and panda Bao Bao

    ( Saarland University ) Researchers at Saarland University and Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin have analyzed the genetic material of the polar bear Knut at Berlin Zoo and discovered and characterized new sequences of endogenous retroviruses. The retroviruses were also found in another former resident of Berlin Zoo: The giant panda Bao Bao.
    on July 15, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  • Voltaire wrote "Candide against the tenets of the then-eminent German philosopher Leibniz, who claimed that mankind lives in the best of possible worlds."
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Voltaire Source: Lankaweb

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