In science, metallurgist is one who practices the art of metallurgy, domain of materials science and materials engineering that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds, and their mixtures, which are called alloys.

In 2007, German physicist Ingo Muller, in his A History of Thermodynamics, commented the following about the intellectual accessibility of sociothermodynamics:

“It is interesting to note that socio-thermodynamics is only accessible to chemical engineers and metallurgists. These are the only people who know phase diagrams and their usefulness. It cannot be expected, in our society, that sociologists will appreciate the potential of these ideas.”

The metallurgist Muller cites here is German physicist and metallurgist Jurgen Mimkes and his 1995 “Binary Allows as a Model for Multicultural Society” article. [2] The following is another relevant hmolscience quote:

Carlyle and the others contend that the knowledge of every act and thought of every individual of a given time must be clearly analyzed, and their permutations understood in order to write history. But by the same token we would never be able to understand the time in which we write. Is a metallurgist in a steel mill debarred from understanding the nature of the processes he himself starts, regulates and controls because he cannot give a graphic chart depicting the actions of ever electron of every atom of all the materials he works with, and therefore cannot predict the end results of his operations? But we have gone over this ground before.”
Morris Zucker (1945), Historical Field Theory [3]

Other noted Hmolpedia metallurgists or materials scientists include: Robert Kenoun, Larry Kaufman, and Vannoccio Biringuccio.

1. Müller, Ingo. (2007). A History of Thermodynamics: the Doctrine of Energy and Entropy (docstoc). Springer.
2. Mimkes, Jürgen. (1995). “Binary Alloys as a Model for a Multicultural Society” (abs), Journal of Thermal Analysis, 43. pgs. 521-537.
3. Zucker, Morris. (1945). The Philosophy of American History: The Historical Field Theory (pg. 166). Arnold-Howard Publishing Co.

External links
‚óŹ Metallurgy – Wikipedia.

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