BIOGRAPHY OF J. W. Gibbs ( 1839 - 1903 )
died Apr. 28, 1903, New Haven , Conn., USA.
Josiah Willard Gibbs (February 11, 1839 – April 28, 1903) was an American mathematical physicist who contributed much of
the theoretical foundation for general and chemical thermodynamics. As a mathematician and physicist, he was an inventor of vector
analysis. He was the first person in the United States of America to receive a PhD in engineering (Yale).
He was one of the earliest theoretical physicists in America and perhaps
one of the earliest theoretical chemists.
Gibbs introduced the important notion of the Gibbs free energy.
There are a few places where the biography of Josiah Willard Gibbs can be found.
Wikipedia electronic Encyclopedia(http://en.wikipedia.org/) , an article J. W. Gibbs.
History of Mathematics WEB-page
The Gibbs page is included. The nice POSTER and the References can be found too.
Short Biography of J. W. Gibbs can be found at Encyclopedia Britannica: : see article J.W.Gibbs
Biography of J. W. Gibbs and many additional materials, such as his Poster can be found at the address: (http://www.shsu.edu/~icc_cmf/bio/gibbs.html/). This site includes a lot of Biographies of Scientists.
Bibliography of J. W. Gibbs consists of 29 items.
There are many publications of his works, between them:
1.Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics Developed with Especial Reference to the Rational Foundations of Thermodynamics. (Dover Publ., New York, 1960).
Evaluation and review of the Gibbs works was made in:
Proceedings of the GIBBS Symposium (Yale University, May 15-17, 1989 ) eds. D. G. Caldi and G. D. Mostow, ( American Mathematical Society, American Institute of Physics Publ., Providence, 1990).