Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich (Ruggiero Giuseppe Boscovich, Roger Joseph Boscovich, Rudjer Josip Boskovic), 1711-1787. Croatian scientist and philosopher of the Enlightenment period. He is best known for his effort to explain reality through the attraction and repulsion of non-dimensional particles. This was an important early step in the philosophy of physics, and had a profound influence on the later electromagnetic theory of Maxwell.
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Catholic Encyclopedia: Ruggiero Giuseppe Boscovich
Detailed article by Adolf Muller.
Conspiracy of Unified Field Theory
Contends that Boscovich's theories played a key role in the foundations of Einstein's vision of a unified field theory. Part of a larger site arguing that mainstream science is a religion. [English, Lithuanian]
MacTutor History of Mathematics: Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich
Biographical article, with links to related topics, bibliography and a poster.
Wikipedia: Rudjer Josip Boscovich
Article drawn from the 1911 Britannica.
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