• Lars Onsager (1903-1976)

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      Ising model, microscopic reversibility, principle of detailed balance, regression hypothesis, electrophoretic effect, dielectric constant, quantum vortex, superfluids, Seebeck effect, Peltier effect.

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      Lars Onsager can be rightfully considered as one of the mostinfluential theoretical physical chemists and theoretical physicistsof the twentieth century. He is often grouped with LinusPauling and Paul Flory, representing the three pillars of theoreticalphysical chemistry. The impact of Onsager’s workcontinues to be felt to date.

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      Biman BAgchi1

      1. Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India.
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