Josiah Willard Gibbs
(1839 - 1903)

born: February 11, 1839 in New Haven (Conn.)
died: April 28, 1903 in New Haven (Conn.)

American physicist and mathematician. J.W. Gibbs is considered one of the founders of modern thermodynamics and of statistical mechanics.

In 1896 he formulated the "Gibbs Phase Rule".

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