# Lars Onsager, 27 November - 5 October 1976

@article{LonguetHiggins1978LarsO2, title={Lars Onsager, 27 November - 5 October 1976}, author={Hugh Christopher Longuet-Higgins and Michael E. Fisher}, journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society}, year={1978}, pages={443 - 471} }

One day in 1925 Pieter Debye was sitting in his office at the E.T.H. in Zürich when a visitor from Norway was announced. In came a tall young man, who walked silently across the room, bent over the desk and said solemnly: ‘Professor Debye, your theory of electrolytes is incorrect.’ Whereupon Debye, after begging the stranger to sit down, and inviting him to discuss his objections, offered him an assistantship for the following year. The young man’s name was Lars Onsager (Murphy & Cohen 1968… Expand

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