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Abraham Pais
Inward Bound : Of Matter and Forces in the Physical World (1988), p. 45

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Born: May 19, 1918

Died: August 4, 2000 (aged 82)

Nationality: Dutch

Occupation: Scientist

Bio: Abraham Pais was a Dutch-born American physicist and science historian. Pais earned his Ph.D. from University of Utrecht just prior to a Nazi ban on Jewish participation in Dutch universities during World War II. When the Nazis began the forced relocation of Dutch Jews, he went into hiding, but was later arrested and saved only by the end of the war.

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