# Einstein

## ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE HELPS ADDRESS NEED FOR IMPROVED CANCER CARE IN RURAL AMERICA

December 2, 2010 — (BRONX, NY) — Nearly a quarter of Americans live in rural areas, which consistently report higher cancer mortality rates than urban and suburban areas. Among the complex causes for this disparity is that only 10 percent of phy…

## Bayesian Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics: Everything new is actually well-forgotten old …

Some 80-90 years ago, George A. Linhart, unlike A. Einstein, P. Debye, M. Planck and W. Nernst, has managed to derive a very simple, but ultimately general mathematical formula for heat capacity vs. temperature from the fundamental thermodynamical principles, using what we would nowadays dub a “Bayesian approach to probability”. Moreover, he has successfully applied his result to fit the experimental data for diverse substances in their solid state in a rather broad temperature range. Nevertheless, Linhart’s work was undeservedly forgotten, although it does represent a valid and fresh standpoint on thermodynamics and statistical physics, which may have a significant implication for academic and applied science.