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Motion Mountain Physikverein
Dr. Christoph Schiller (Vorsitzender & verantwortlich für den Inhalt)
Tel. (089) 44109266
The Motion Mountain Physikverein is a charitable, non-profit organisation that is tax-exempt according to German law. It has two aims: 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, also in the name of all future readers: people who read improve the world.
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send in is thoroughly evaluated. Good ones are rewarded.
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 – see www.researchgate.net/profile/Christoph_Schiller2.
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.
Both Christoph Schiller and the Motion Mountain
Physikverein fully endorse the rules of
good scientific practice of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/German
Research Foundation and the
European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity of All European
A personal note. This site is about sharing and enjoying knowledge about physics. 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. If you want an answer, be polite as well.
My beloved father, Peter Schiller, has died recently. I owe him much, including my passion for physics. I will continue to feel the support of his embracing friendliness and deep serenity. Please excuse if I answer with delay.