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Published as: Aerts, D., 1994, "Continuing a quest for the understanding of fundamental physical theories and the pursuit of their elaboration", Found. Phys., 24, 1107-1111.
 

Summary: Published as: Aerts, D., 1994, "Continuing a quest for the understanding of fundamental
physical theories and the pursuit of their elaboration", Found. Phys., 24, 1107-1111.
A quest for understanding and a persuit for elaboration of the fundamental the-
ories of physics
For Constantin Piron on his sixtieth birthday
Constantin Piron was born in Paris in 1932. He has Belgian nationality but has never been
resident in Belgium. His family are freemasons and his mother studied theoretical physics
with T. De Donder at the Free University of Brussels. She specialized on Einstein gravitation
and electrodynamics and obtained a position in Paris at the Joliot-Curie laboratory to finish
her doctoral thesis. In Paris she married and finaly never went to the laboratory. The young
Constantin learned from his mother the Einstein gravitation before he came into contact
with Newton's theory. He began his primary school at the famous Cours Saint-Louis, rue de
Monceau, in 1939, but due to the war had to stop almost immediately. The family left Paris
for a small village in Burgundy.
Due to these circumstances Constantin Piron never obtained a school certificate and
therefore he could not officially enter the university. Even after having passed the entrance
examen for the Ecole Polytechnique at the university of Lausanne, he did not have the right to
register as a student until 1964, when he supervised the examinations of the doctoral students
of Professor Stueckelberg. Finaly he obtained the right to matriculate for his own thesis,
which he obtained in two weeks. In this thesis he proposed his celebrated representation

  

Source: Aerts, Diederik - Leo Apostel Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 

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