photo neededIn existographies, William Herbert Cropper (1927-) is a an American physical-quantum chemist noted for his 2001 information dense Great Physicists: the Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking, touching on a plethora of the greatest physicists ever (see: Cropper 30), such as is chapter on Willard Gibbs, including rare topics ranging from Maxwell’s thermodynamic surface, interspliced with discerning quotes.

Cropper completed his BS at Iowa State University, his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, and in 1992 became professor emeritus of chemistry of St. Lawrence University, New York. In 2004, he was residing in Saugerties, New York.

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The following are quotes by Cropper:

“Perhaps more than any other major nineteenth-century scientist, Clausius has been neglected in biographical studies.”
— William Cropper (2001), Great Physicists

“Few theoretical scientists have had the talent and assurance to do their work in such isolated fashion. Only Einstein—who wrote some of the most important papers before he even laid eyes on another theoretical physicist—may have outdone Gibbs in this respect.”
— William Cropper (2001), Great Physicists

“Newton was the greatest creative genius physics has ever seen. None of the other candidates for superlative (Einstein, Maxwell, Boltzmann, Gibbs, and Feynman) has ever matched Newton’s combined achievements as theoretician, experimentalist, and mathematician.”
— William Cropper (2001), Great Physicists

1. Cropper, William H. (2001). Great Physicists: the Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking. Oxford University Press.

External links
‚óŹ Cropper, William H. – WorldCat Identities.

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