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What is the last physics paper or book written in Latin? I know Carl Neumann, for example, wrote papers in Latin in the 19th century. Are there any more recently than that?

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    $\begingroup$ For some noted scientific books, Wikipedia has a list: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Latin#Scientific_works. I think mathematicians continued with Latin well after it was abandoned by physicists. To verify this one would have to scour the national journals of the 19th century. $\endgroup$ – Peter Diehr Aug 15 '16 at 21:14
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Here is a modern mathematical paper in Latin, http://www.math.univ-toulouse.fr/~schechtman/defin-nova-preprint.pdf

Not sure about physicists:-)

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  • $\begingroup$ Is there any reason why someone would still do this ? $\endgroup$ – copper Aug 18 '16 at 22:29
  • $\begingroup$ Just for fun, I suppose. Beautiful language. Euler and newton wrote in it. $\endgroup$ – Alexandre Eremenko Aug 19 '16 at 1:48
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah I guess this a good reason $\endgroup$ – copper Aug 19 '16 at 4:32
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Dissertations in The Netherlands were traditionally written in Latin, until the second half of the 19th century. At Leiden University the last physics thesis in Latin is from 1854, De galvanometra differentiali by Johannes Bosscha.

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