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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (2): 151–193.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Kendrick Oliver The discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation—an inflection point in postwar cosmology—has not lacked chroniclers, but few have drawn deeply upon the available archival record. Many accounts emphasize the serendipitous manner in which the radiation was detected. This...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2007) 37 (2): 369–382.
Published: 01 March 2007
... favour of divine creation. As a consequence, some authors of a materialistic or positivistic orientation denied the general validity of the second law. From about 1920 the debate concerning the entropic argument declined, but traces of it can still be found in the modern literature on cosmology and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (1988) 18 (2): 377–401.
Published: 01 January 1988
..., "Elektron" (ref. 13), 352. 31 Schrödinger (ref. 17), 581. 32 Schrödinger, "Erwin Schrödinger," in Les Prix Nobel en 1933 (Stockholm, 1935), 86–88, on 88. 33 A.H. Taub, "Quantum equations in cosmological spaces," Physical review, 51 (1936), 512–525, on 512, n. 3. B. Hoffmann, "Projective...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (1982) 13 (1): 69–108.
Published: 01 January 1982
...Helge Kragh Copyright 1982 The Regents of the University of California [Footnotes] * Magnolievangen 41, 3450 1 V. Canuto and J. Lodenquai, "Dirac cosmology," Journal of astrophysics, 211 (1977), 342–356 P. S. Weson, Cosmology and geophysics (Bris- tol, 1978). 2 J. H. Jeans...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (1): 3–36.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Helge Kragh The standard model of modern cosmology is known as the hot big bang, a name that refers to the initial state of the universe some fourteen billion years ago. The name Big Bang introduced by Fred Hoyle in 1949 is one of the most successful scientific neologisms ever. How did the name...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (2): 99–139.
Published: 01 April 2014
... transformations applied to GR. Together the diagrams and formalism reconfigured the basic concepts of the field—notions of space, time, cosmology, and energy. Nor were the meanings of the diagrams themselves stable over time. Their physical and conceptual evolution is traced. This history also demonstrates the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 311–322.
Published: 28 May 2020
... authority in many regions. (14) In what ensues, Larson and Ruse take turns to deal with diverse themes including cosmology, the mind, evolution, gender, genetics, and environ- ment that spread across the nine chapters of the book. Each chapter discusses the implications of these themes for the relationship...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 248–301.
Published: 28 May 2020
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 41–49.
Published: 02 April 2020
..., agricultural, bio- medical, etc. 21. Kendrick Oliver, The Lucky Start Toward Today s Cosmology ? Serendipity, the Big Bang Theory, and the Science of Radio Noise in Cold War America, HSNS 49, no. 2 (2019): 151 93. 22. Ann Johnson, How Ford Invented the SQUID, IEEE Spectrum 51, no. 11 (2014): 40 61. H I...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (3): 338–379.
Published: 01 June 2018
... by then taken seriously by some of the nation s top physicists, and the foundation could take pride in spurring the transition.17 The block grant to Tufts which helped to establish the Tufts Institute of Cosmology, and which provides financial support for the Institute to this day reveals much about...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (2): 123–179.
Published: 01 April 2018
... certain number of years will bring it to an end.6 5. Isaac Newton, Opticks, 3rd ed. (London: William and John Innys, 1721), 378. 6. Henry Pemberton, A View of Sir Isaac Newton s Philosophy (London: Palmer, 1728), 180 81. On Newton s cosmological views, see also David Kubrin, Newton and the Cyclical...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (5): 653–677.
Published: 01 November 2017
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (2): 200–254.
Published: 01 April 2017
... stars in the sky are about zeroth magnitude, and sixth magnitude stars are the faintest ones that can be detected by the naked eye. Proper motion is the apparent movement of a star in the sky as seen from the sun. 45. Michael Hoskin, The Construction of the Heavens: William Herschel s Cosmology (Cam...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (4): 538–547.
Published: 01 September 2016
... considerations, including those practices kindness, humility, love that are claimed to be at the heart of the Christian message. We might uncharitably call this hypocrisy. More kindly, we might understand it as a belief that systematic cosmology produces its own good fruits. That is, it matters less whether...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (2): 243–251.
Published: 01 April 2016
... as a unitary political or percipient subject of which the earth 12. John D. Barrow and Frank J. Tippler, The Anthropic Cosmological Principle (Oxford: Oxford Univeristy Press, 1988). 13. Paul Edwards, The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America (Cambridge, MA: The...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (1): 101–109.
Published: 01 February 2016
... reminds readers of another less appreciated aspect of doing physics: the excitement and pleasure of being a co-author, with nature, of cosmologies that give meaning to human life. Imagination and the human desire to make sense of the world, Werthheim argues, is what joins physics insiders and outsiders...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (1): 110–118.
Published: 01 February 2016
... American science brings together insights from earlier chapters and offers a broad interpretation of astronomy, cosmology, petroleum, and geophysics in the United States. It examines Taylorism and scientific management, but explores the different ways these were taken up in a variety of disciplinary and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (5): 703–757.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Speculations: Grand Theories and Failed Revolutions in Physics and Cosmology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011); Mark A. Bedau and Paul Humphries, eds., Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Philosophy and Science (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008); Robert W. Batterman, The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (2): 217–272.
Published: 01 April 2015
.... 2. Until 2008, the acronym SSRL spelled out Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory which is also the meaning of the acronym in the remainder of this article, since it only covers the period until 1992. 218 | H A L LONS TEN runs the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (2): 178–186.
Published: 01 April 2014
... permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press s Rights and Permissions website, http www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp. DOI: 10.1525/hsns.2014.44.2.178. cosmology), this enterprise is at its core, an examination of forms, of what makes them and of...