Commemorative plate in memory of Ludwig Boltzmann in Duino, Italy

Ceremony on the day of the 170th anniversary of Ludwig Boltzmann’s birthday

Commemorating Ludwig Boltzmann’s death on September 5, 1906

On the 170th Anniversary day of Ludwig Boltzmann’s birth, on February 20, 2014, a ceremony was held at the “Ples” Building (Duino no. 76), the building in which Boltzmann passed away on September 5, 1906, to unveil a commemorative plate.

Unveiling the plate to commemorate Ludwig Boltzmann

Unveiling of a commemorative plate in memory of Ludwig Boltzmann
Unveiling of a commemorative plate in memory of Ludwig Boltzmann (photograph by courtesy of Dieter Fasol)

The text inscribed on the commemorative plate reads:

In questa casa si spense il grande Fisico Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann
V tej stavbi je preminil veliki Fizik Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann
In diesem Haus verschied der große Physiker Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann
In this building the great Physicist Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann passed away

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Vienna – Dunaj 20/2/1844
Duino – Devin 5/9/1906

Unveiling of a commemorative plate in memory of Ludwig Boltzmann
Unveiling of a commemorative plate in memory of Ludwig Boltzmann (photograph by courtesy of Dieter Fasol)

Ludwig Boltzmann celebration program

  • Unveiling ceremony of the commemorative plate
    • Greeting by the Deputy Mayor of Duino Aurisina, Dr. Massimo Veronese
    • Greeting by the United World College (UWC) Adriatic Rettore, Dr. Michael Price
  • Vadim Lacroix: Sergej Rachmaninov – Preludio in do diesis min. op. 3. n. 2
  • Greetings from the UWC Adriatic President, Ambassador Ginafranco Facco Bonetti
  • Speech by Ms Ilse Maria Fasol Boltzmann
  • Candy Tong: Claude Debussy – Syrinx per flauto solo
  • Speech by Professor Ginacarlo Ghirardi, Professor Emeritus at the Universita degli Studi di Trieste
  • Scientific introduction by Professor Francesco Mussardo, Professor of Theoretical Physics at SISSA, Trieste
  • Seif Labib & Vadim Lacroix: Franz Schubert – Fantasia in fa minor op. 103 D940, Allegro molto moderato e Largo