Ernst Mach, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ernst Mach

Austrian physicist and university educator

Date of Birth: 18-Feb-1838

Place of Birth: Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic

Date of Death: 19-Feb-1916

Profession: photographer, politician, professor, physicist, pedagogue, philosopher

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Ernst Mach

  • Ernst Waldfried Josef Wenzel Mach (; German: ['???nst max]; 18 February 1838 – 19 February 1916) was an Austrian physicist and philosopher, noted for his contributions to physics such as study of shock waves.
  • The ratio of one's speed to that of sound is named the Mach number in his honour.
  • As a philosopher of science, he was a major influence on logical positivism and American pragmatism.
  • Through his criticism of Newton's theories of space and time, he foreshadowed Einstein's theory of relativity.

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