George Nicholas Hatsopoulos (born January 7, 1927) is a Greek American mechanical engineer noted for his work in thermodynamics and for having co-founded Thermo Electron.
1 Early life 2 Hatsopoulos-Keenan reformulation of thermodynamics 3 Overview 4 See also 5 References 6 External links
Hatsopoulos was born in
“ When an isolated system performs a process after the removal of a series of internal constraints, it will reach a unique state of equilibrium: this state of equilibrium is independent of the order in which the constraints are removed. ”
The Hatsopoulos-Keenan statement of the Second Law entails the
Clausius, Kelvin-Planck, and Carathéodory statements of the Second
Law, and has provided a basis to extend the traditional definition
of entropy to the non-equilibrium domain.
In 1976, Hatsopoulos also contributed to a formulation of a unified
theory of mechanics and thermodynamics, arguably a precursor of the
emerging field of quantum thermodynamics.
While at MIT, Hatsopoulos was head of the
History of thermodynamics
^ a b MIT. (1956) Appointments To Administrative Positions And Four
Faculty Changes Announced. The Tech. LXXVI No. 15, 3
^ Hatsopoulos, George, N.; Keenan, Joseph, H. (1965). Principles of
General Thermodynamics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. CCN
65-12709. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
^ Gyftopoulos, Elias, P.; Beretta, Gian Paolo (2005). Thermodynamics.
Foundations and Applications. Dover Pu., Inc.
^ See, e.g., http://www.quantumthermodynamics.org
^ Hatsopoulos, George Nicholas. (1956). The Thermo-Electron Engine.
Doctoral dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/12098
^ It Don't Mean a Thing If You Ain't Got that Green: HBS and the Birth
of Venture Capital. HBS Bulletin Online, December 1996.
^ "George and John Hatsopoulos, and Arvin Smith". Chemical Heritage
Foundation. Archived from the original on July 12, 2016. Retrieved 26
^ The Heinz Awards,