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A Measure of Beauty

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1:13pm, May 20, 2004

Mathematician George David Birkhoff (1884–1944) is best known for his work on differential equations and dynamics. His ergodic theorem gave the kinetic theory of gases a rigorous basis. He solved important problems in celestial mechanics and made contributions to the mathematical foundations of relativity theory and quantum mechanics.

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