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Gibbs, J. Willard (Josiah Willard), 1839-1903



  • Existence: 1839-02-11 - 1903-04-28

Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839-1903), American mathematician and physicist, best known for his work in thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and vector theory as applied to orbits.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Josiah Willard Gibbs papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1175
Overview: The collection consists of the papers of Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839-1903), which include correspondence, scientific papers, lecture notes taken by one of Gibbs' students, photographs, scientific illustrations, and honors and awards, as well as correspondence of his father, J. Willard Gibbs (1790-1861).
Dates: 1811-1947, bulk 1863-1903

Gibbs-Van Name papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 83
Overview: The papers contain correspondence and other materials documenting the efforts of Ralph gibbs Van Name to publish technical and biographical work on Josiah Willard Gibbs, the scientist who developed the theory of thermodynamics.
Dates: 1843-1959, bulk 1929-1957