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Christoph Schiller, the author of the Motion Mountain Textbook, was born in 1960 and is European. He is married and has two children. Raised bilingually in Varese (Italy), he studied physics at the Universität Stuttgart (Germany) and received his Ph.D. in physics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), in the department of Ilya Prigogine. He has also lived in Switzerland, the UK, France, Japan and the Netherlands. He is known in physics circles for his freely downloadable Motion Mountain Physics Textbook, which grew from his fascination for nature, from his drive to understand everything that is observed in it, and from his passion to write about it. He regularly gives talks about his work.
As a physicist, Christoph Schiller is convinced that exploring and applying physics can provide as much pleasure as anything else in life - and he explains why in the present text. He started the Motion Mountain Physics Textbook project in Yokohama in 1990; he wrote most of the text in Eindhoven, Berlin and Munich.
As an innovator, Christoph Schiller writes and talks about how experience
with physics can improve innovation management
and how experience with customers and companies helps to improve teaching, to improve research and even to improve LaTeX.
Both Christoph Schiller and the Motion Mountain Physikverein fully endorse the rules of good scientific practice of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/German Research Foundation and the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity of All European Academies.
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