Quotes by: Lars Onsager

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Lars Onsager
Lars Onsager
Born (1903-11-27)November 27, 1903
Kristiania (Oslo), Norway
Died October 5, 1976(1976-10-05) (aged 72)
Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.
Residence United States
Nationality Norway, U.S.
Fields Physical chemist
Institutions
ETH Zürich Johns Hopkins University Brown University Yale University University of Miami
Alma mater
Yale University Norwegian Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Peter Debye[1]
Doctoral students
Stefan Machlup Joseph L. McCauley John Nagle[1]
Known for
Onsager–Machlup function Onsager reciprocal relations, the exact solution to the two-dimensional Ising model and for revealing the physics behind the De Haas–van Alphen effect
[2]
Notable awards
Lorentz Medal (1958) Willard Gibbs Award (1962) Peter Debye Award (1965) Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1968) National Medal of Science (1968) ForMemRS (1975)[3]

Estimates of the ionic mobilities vary over a considerable range; but in any event, the positive ionic defect is much more mobile in the solid than in the liquid, and its mobility varies very little with the temperature.
Lars Onsager
The thermodynamic properties of electrolyte solutions can be determined from the measurements of the voltage between electrodes reversible to both ions.
Lars Onsager
I have received the greatest honor in my life - and the greatest surprise. Never did I dream that the Nobel Prize could be awarded for the reciprocal relations.
Lars Onsager
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