Ernst Mach

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Birthday
18, 1838
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Feb 19, 1916 (78)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
18, 1838
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Feb 19, 1916 (78)

About

German scientist who said,'The theory of relativity is just as unacceptable to me as, say, the existence of the atom or other such dogmas.' He spent much of his career studying shock waves and his rejection of Newton's theory predated Einstein.

Before Fame

He was criticized by Max Planck for ignoring the existence of atoms, which he saw as incompatible with physics.

Trivia

The speed of sound is named Mach in his honor.

Family Life

He married Ludovica Marussig in 1867 and they had five children.

Associated With

He strongly influenced theories on logical positivism and criticized Sir Isaac Newton through his scientific philosophy.