Dr Alfred Kleiner (1849-1916). Source: Image Archive ETH-Bibliothek Zurich.
April 24, 1849|
Maschwanden, Zurich, Switzerland
|Died||July 3, 1916(aged 67)|
|Alma mater||University of Zurich|
|Known for||Work on statistical physics|
|Institutions||University of Zurich|
|Doctoral advisor||Johann Jakob Müller|
|Doctoral students||Albert Einstein|
|Other notable students||Fritz Laager
Alfred Kleiner (April 24, 1849 – July 3, 1916) was a Swiss physicist and Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Zurich. He was Albert Einstein's doctoral advisor or Doktorvater. Initially Einstein's advisor was Heinrich F. Weber. However, they had a major falling out, and Einstein chose to switch to Kleiner.