Alfred Kleiner

Alfred Kleiner
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Dr Alfred Kleiner (1849-1916). Source: Image Archive ETH-Bibliothek Zurich.
Born (1849-04-24)April 24, 1849
Maschwanden, Zurich, Switzerland
Died July 3, 1916(1916-07-03) (aged 67)
Residence Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Alma mater University of Zurich
Known for Work on statistical physics
Scientific career
Fields Physicist
Institutions University of Zurich
Doctoral advisor Johann Jakob Müller
Doctoral students Albert Einstein
Other notable students Fritz Laager
Theodor Erismann

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.

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