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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 Berlin University (PhD in philosophy, Greek and physics 1920). Arrived in Australia 1938. Taught history and philosophy of science to second year science students, University of Sydney 1945, tutor, German Department from 1945, sometime teacher of French. 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, vol. 10, no. 4, 1948, pp. 105-106. Details
  • Rosenthal-Schneider, Ilse, 'Obituary: Max von Laue', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 23, no. 2, 1960, pp. 42-43. Details

Online Resources

Ailie Smith