Motion Mountain Physikverein
Dr. Christoph Schiller (Vorsitzender & verantwortlich für den Inhalt)
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The Motion Mountain Physikverein is a charitable, non-profit organisation that is tax-exempt according to German law; the use of its funds is controlled by the German tax authorities. Its aims are: distributing the free physics textbook and conducting research in fundamental physics. Your donation, however small, is welcome – and tax-deducible!
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Christoph Schiller, the author of the Motion Mountain Textbook, was born in 1960 and is European. He is married and has two children. Raised bilingually in Varese (Italy), he studied physics at the Universität Stuttgart (Germany) and received his Ph.D. in physics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), in the department of Ilya Prigogine. He has also lived in Switzerland, the UK, France, Japan and the Netherlands. He is known in physics circles for his freely downloadable Motion Mountain Physics Textbook. This book series grew from his fascination for nature, from his drive to understand everything that is observed in it, and from his passion to write about it. He occasionally publishes research papers and gives talks about his work.
As a physicist, Christoph Schiller is convinced that exploring and applying physics can provide as much pleasure as anything else in life - and he explains why in the present text. He started the Motion Mountain Physics Textbook project in Yokohama in 1990; he wrote most of the text in Eindhoven, Berlin and Munich.
As an innovator, Christoph Schiller writes and talks about how experience
with physics can improve innovation management
and how experience with customers and companies helps to improve teaching and to improve research.
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good scientific practice of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/German
Research Foundation and the
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A personal note. This site is about sharing and enjoying knowledge. I try to answer questions, to help, and to be as polite as I can. I try to behave in writing as I do in person. If you want an answer, be polite as well. Usually, I do not answer emails that do not provide the name of the sender, that are not about the website and its topics, that are not addressed to me, or that are otherwise not polite.
Many emails I get propose theories of everything, concern free energy, criticize relativity or present other unusual ideas. I like and enjoy all such attempts. Physics is not an elite endeavour, but an adventure for everybody. I try to answer such emails with a few sentences that explain at least some issues, as long as the emails are written as just explained.