# Boltzmann’s Legacy

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*Giovanni Gallavotti; Wolfgang L. Reiter; Jakob Yngvason*

A publication of the European Mathematical Society

Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann (1844–1906)
was an Austrian physicist famous for his founding contributions in the
fields
of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics. He was one of
the most important advocates for atomic theory when that scientific
model was still highly controversial. To commemorate the 100th
anniversary of his death in Duino, the International Symposium
“Boltzmann's Legacy” was held at the Erwin Schrödinger International
Institute for Mathematical Physics in June 2006.

This text covers a broad spectrum of topics ranging from equilibrium
statistical and nonequilibrium statistical physics, ergodic theory and
chaos to basic questions of biology and historical accounts of
Boltzmann's work. Besides the lectures presented at the symposium the
volume also contains contributions specially written for this occasion.
The articles give a broad overview of Boltzmann's legacy to the sciences
from the standpoint of some of today's leading scholars in the field.

The book addresses students and researchers in mathematics, physics, and
the history of science.

A publication of the European Mathematical Society (EMS). Distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in mathematical physics.