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[http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1968/index.html Nobel laureate] in chemistry in 1968 for | [http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1968/index.html Nobel laureate] in chemistry in 1968 for | ||

"for the discovery of the reciprocal relations bearing his name, which are fundamental for the thermodynamics of irreversible processes". | "for the discovery of the reciprocal relations bearing his name, which are fundamental for the thermodynamics of irreversible processes". | ||

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+ | He is renown for his solution of the [[Ising_Models#2-dimensional_Ising_model|two-dimensional Ising model]], a mathematical tour de force which made clear the nature of [[phase transitions]]. (The fact that the two-dimensional Ising model | ||

+ | must have a phase transition was advanced by an argument by [[Rudolph Peierls]]). | ||

See also: | See also: |

## Revision as of 15:12, 18 April 2008

**Lars Onsager** (born in 1903 in Oslo, Norway, died in 1976)
Nobel laureate in chemistry in 1968 for
"for the discovery of the reciprocal relations bearing his name, which are fundamental for the thermodynamics of irreversible processes".

He is renown for his solution of the two-dimensional Ising model, a mathematical tour de force which made clear the nature of phase transitions. (The fact that the two-dimensional Ising model must have a phase transition was advanced by an argument by Rudolph Peierls).

See also:

## Related reading

## Publications list

Incomplete list:

- Lars Onsager "Reciprocal Relations in Irreversible Processes. I.", Physical Review
**37**pp. 405 - 426 (1931) - Lars Onsager "Reciprocal Relations in Irreversible Processes. II.", Physical Review
**38**pp. 2265 - 2279 (1931) - Lars Onsager "Electric Moments of Molecules in Liquids", Journal of the American Chemical Society
**58**pp. 1486-1493 (1936) - Lars Onsager "The effects of shape on the interaction of colloidal particles", Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
**51**pp. 627-659 (1949)