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Biographical entry Rosenthal Schneider, Ilse (1891 - 1990)

25 April 1891
6 February 1990
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Ilse Rosenthal Schneider was a tutor in the German Department, University of Sydney from 1945; she also taught history and philosophy of science to second year science students in 1945.


Educated at Berlin University (PhD in philosophy, Greek and physics 1920) Ilse Rosenthal-Schnieder Arrived in Australia 1938. Rosenthal Schnieder taught a number of subjects at the University of Sydney including history and philosophy of science for second year science students from 1945 to 1955, as well as German from 1945 to June 1952, occasionally French and also held lectures for the University Extension Board. She wrote Reality and Scientific Truth; discussions with Einstein, von Laue and Planck (1980) and Das Raum-Zeit-Problem bei Kant und Einstein (1921), the latter based on her doctoral dissertation.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Rosenthal-Schneider, Ilse, 'Obituary: Max Planck', Australian Journal of Science, 10 (4) (1948), 105-106. Details
  • Rosenthal-Schneider, Ilse, 'Obituary: Max von Laue', Australian Journal of Science, 23 (2) (1960), 42-43. Details


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