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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. $\endgroup$ Aug 15, 2016 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, 2016 at 22:29
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    $\begingroup$ Just for fun, I suppose. Beautiful language. Euler and newton wrote in it. $\endgroup$ Aug 19, 2016 at 1:48
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    $\begingroup$ Yeah I guess this a good reason $\endgroup$
    – copper
    Aug 19, 2016 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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  • $\begingroup$ Seeger's 1864 dissertation is in Latin. $\endgroup$
    – Geremia
    Jan 7, 2020 at 21:35
  • $\begingroup$ but that's not from Leiden, is it? $\endgroup$ Jan 7, 2020 at 22:02
  • $\begingroup$ No, it's from Göttingen. $\endgroup$
    – Geremia
    Jan 7, 2020 at 22:03

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