Gibbs’ Paradox

J. Willard Gibbs

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.

Niels Bohr

 

The Gibbs Paradox is one of the topics I discussed in my Finland Lectures as an example of problems that never went away. The paradox was, around 1875, discovered by Gibbs himself, who also proposed a solution. The latest paper I know of claiming a resolution was published in 2014[1] Read more