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Boltz·mann(bōlts′mən, -män′), Ludwig Eduard 1844-1906.
Austrian physicist who applied statistical methods to physics, made major contributions to thermodynamics, and championed the theory that matter is composed of atoms.
(Biography) Ludwig (ˈluːtvɪç). 1844–1906, Austrian physicist. He established the principle of the equipartition of energy and developed the kinetic theory of gases with J. C. Maxwell