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Seminar: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 3:30pm

Joseph F. Mulligan Lecture
The Life of Willard Gibbs: An American Scientist
Paul Corbitt

Willard Gibbs is one of the least known, but most important scientists in the nineteenth century. At this time America was a scientific backwater compared to the research universities of Europe. Working alone at Yale, Gibbs made major contributions to the fields of thermodynamics, vector analysis, and statistical mechanics. This lecture will explore the life of Willard Gibbs and his contributions to science. Even, today, the methods devised by Willard Gibbs are still in use.

Location: Physics Bldg., Room 401