Richard C. Tolman

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Richard Chace Tolman (March 4, 1881 – September 5, 1948) was an American mathematical physicist and physical chemist who made many contributions to statistical mechanics.[1] He also made important contributions to theoretical cosmology in the years soon after Einstein's discovery of general relativity. He was a professor of physical chemistry and mathematical physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

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Richard C. Tolman
Richard C. Tolman in 1945
Born(1881-03-04)March 4, 1881
West Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedSeptember 5, 1948(1948-09-05) (aged 67)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Scientific career
FieldsPhysical chemistry
Statistical Mechanics
InstitutionsCalifornia Institute of Technology
ThesisThe Electromotive Force Produced in Solutions by Centrifugal Action (1910)
Doctoral advisorArthur Amos Noyes
Doctoral studentsAllan C. G. Mitchell
Linus Pauling