Identity of person in famous story? 
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 Identity of person in famous story?
Long ago I read a story of an ~1890s grad student being urged by a
professor to skip physics and go into biology instead since there wasn't
much of fundamental interest left to discover in physics.  The student
then went on to get a Nobel in Medicine.

Can anyone remember who this was, or even if the story is apocryphal?  
I'm teaching a course in QM this semester and it sounds like a nice
starting point for a history bit.

Thanks in advance.

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Eric Remy.  Chemistry Learning Center Director, {*filter*}ia Tech
"I don't like (quantum mechanics),   | How many errors can
and I'm sorry I ever had anything    | you find in my X-Face?
to do with it."- Erwin Schrodinger   |



Sat, 22 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Identity of person in famous story?


Quote:
> Long ago I read a story of an ~1890s grad student being urged by a
> professor to skip physics and go into biology instead since there
wasn't
> much of fundamental interest left to discover in physics.  The
student
> then went on to get a Nobel in Medicine.

> Can anyone remember who this was, or even if the story is
apocryphal?
> I'm teaching a course in QM this semester and it sounds like a nice
> starting point for a history bit.

> Thanks in advance.

> --
> Eric Remy.  Chemistry Learning Center Director, {*filter*}ia Tech
> "I don't like (quantum mechanics),   | How many errors can
> and I'm sorry I ever had anything    | you find in my X-Face?
> to do with it."- Erwin Schrodinger   |

Professor Philipp von Jolly at Munich University (1874)
discouraged young Max Planck to be involved in physics.
I must agree it was indeed a good advice.

V.P.Dmitriyev,
Quantum mechanics as a theory of nonMarkov random process,
Sov.Fiz.Dokl., vol.32, No 2, p.135 (1987).

V.P.Dmitriyev,
      Turbulent advection of a fluid discontinuity
      and Schroedinger mechanics,
      Galilean Electrodynamics, vol.10, No 5, pp.95-99 (1999).
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Sun, 23 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 
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