Hans Peter Jost RIP

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Todays UK newspaper have obituaries for Hans Peter Jost the father of Tribology (study of friction).

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2016/06/15/peter-jost-mechanical-engineer--obituary/

Peter Jost, who has died aged 95, coined the term “tribology” (from the Greek word “tribo” – I rub) to describe the science of friction, wear, and lubrication – giving birth to a new engineering discipline.

In 1966 Jost published a report, commissioned by the government, which showed, for the first time, that the problems of lubrication in engineering were mainly problems of design. Their solutions, Jost argued, needed a range of skills from scientific disciplines other than mechanical engineering – including chemistry and materials science, solid body mechanics and physics.

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Perhaps he took some banana peels with him to show Newton.
 

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