nernst nernst


  • (n) German physicist and chemist who formulated the third law of thermodynamics (1864-1941)


  • Elizabeth Kolbert: The clash over population growth.

    On May 12, 1907, toward the end of the annual meeting of the German Bunsen Society, which was held that year in Hamburg, a distinguished chemist named Walther Nernst insulted a not so distinguished junior colleague named Fritz Haber. The topic of the put-down—the synthesis of ammonia . . .
    on October 14, 2013     Source: The New Yorker

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