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*The Motion Mountain Physikverein (in English: Motion Mountain Research) is a non-profit research organisation that is tax-exempt according to German law. It has two aims in its statute: distributing the free physics textbook and conducting research in fundamental physics. Your donation, however small, is welcome – and tax-deducible. The use of the donations is controlled by the German tax authorities. Thank you in advance for any donation, also in the name of all future readers; people who read make the world a better place.
Christoph Schiller, the author of the Motion Mountain Textbook, was born in 1960 and is Italian, German, and 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. His Erdős number is 5, and so is his Einstein number – average numbers for a physicist of his age.
As a physicist, Christoph Schiller is known 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 them – see www.researchgate.net/profile/Christoph_Schiller2. (See also this rough one.) In the years from 1999 to 2005, he formulated and published in the textbook and then in a research paper the principle of maximum force, which states that general relativity is a consequence of nature's limit force value c4/4G. The principle is becoming the topic of an increasing number of papers. His present pastime is the strand conjecture, which is presented on the research page.
As an innovator, Christoph Schiller also writes and talks about how experience with physics improves innovation management and risk management in business. He also likes to tell how experience with customers and companies helps to improve teaching and to improve research.
Both Christoph Schiller and Motion Mountain Research fully endorse the Rules of Good Scientific Practice of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/German Research Foundation (DFG), the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity of All European Academies (ALLEA), and the Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR) of the National Science Foundation of the United States.
A personal note. This site is about sharing and enjoying knowledge about the physics aspect of nature. If you email me, I will 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. Polite mails will be answered.