Josiah Willard Gibbs

Josiah Willard Gibbs (Februar 11, 1839 – Apryle 28, 1903) wis an American scientist that made important theoretical contreibutions tae pheesics, chemistry, an mathematics.

Josiah Willard Gibbs
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Josiah Willard Gibbs
Born11 Februar 1839(1839-02-11)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Died28 Apryle 1903(1903-04-28) (aged 64)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma materYale College
Kent for
Scientific career
FieldsPheesics, chemistry, mathematics
InstitutionsYale College
ThesisOn the form of the teeth of wheels in spur gearing (1863)
Doctoral advisorHubert Anson Newton
Doctoral studentsEdwin Bidwell Wilson, Irving Fisher, Henry Andrews Bumstead, Lynde Wheeler, Lee De Forest
InfluencesRudolf Clausius, Hermann Grassmann, James Clerk Maxwell, Ludwig Boltzmann
SignaturGibbs's signature


  1. "Fellows of the Royal Society". London: Royal Society. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2015-03-16.