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Rudolf Julius Emmanuel Clausius (1822—1888) German physicist


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The long-term fate of the Universe, according to the laws of thermodynamics, in which all matter will eventually reach the same temperature. In this condition no energy is available for doing work and the entropy of the Universe is at a maximum. This outcome was predicted by the German physicist Rudolf Julius Emmanuel Clausius (1822–88), who introduced the concept of entropy.

Subjects: Physics — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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