Joseph Mayer

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Mayer, Joseph


Born Feb. 5, 1904, in New York. American physicist. Professor at the Institute of Nuclear Studies of the University of Chicago (1945-55); Carl Eisendrath professor (1955-60). Professor at the University of California since 1960.

Mayer’s main work is on statistical mechanics. He developed the method of statistical sums and was the first to apply combinatorial methods to statistical mechanics. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a corresponding member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences.


In Russian translation:
Statisticheskaia mekhanika. Moscow, 1952. (With M. Goeppert Mayer.)
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Many years ago, the benefactor to the Liverpool Museum collection, Joseph Mayer (1803-1886), could walk along the Meols and Hoylake beaches and the Roman road through mid-Wirral to Chester and pick up small Roman artefacts dropped by the marching legions and their followers!
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Tranmere Old Hall, built about 1614, was admired by renowned collector and antiquarian Joseph Mayer who wrote in 1851: "The Hall is situated on the brow of the hill overlooking, like a mother, the picturesque village that surrounds it and commands a grand view of the River Mersey."
It is made up of about 15,000 items, almost 5,000 of which came from a donation by Liverpool goldsmith and antiquarian Joseph Mayer in 1867.