1-20 of 621 Search Results for

general-relativity

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
Close Modal
Sort by
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483338–379 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.338
Published: 01 June 2018
..., as scientists and patrons revised their arrangements to address what came to seem weak or ineffective features of the original efforts. These unusual philanthropic efforts played an outsized role in spurring what has been called the renaissance of general relativity during the middle decades of the...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 44299–139 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.2.99
Published: 01 April 2014
...Aaron Sidney Wright The history of Penrose diagrams in the physics of General Relativity (GR) is presented. It is argued that the diagrams did conceptual work for physicists, providing a literal place for abstract, formal objects. Penrose diagrams were associated with the mathematics of conformal...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2004; 342311–338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2004.34.2.311
Published: 01 March 2004
...DANIAN HU ABSTRACT: Albert Einstein's unique high status in China made him an easy target of political attacks and maneuvers during the Cultural Revolution. The criticism began with a middle-school teacher's attack on general relativity and developed into organized campaigns after gaining support...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 464460–489 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.4.460
Published: 01 September 2016
... cultural exchange among themselves and with the general public to explain and understand the mechanisms and possibilities of the new technology. This created a new arena for discussions on the existence of the ether at a time when highly esoteric physics (mainly relativity, but also quantum physics) had...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503248–301 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.248
Published: 28 May 2020
... (1930): 763 65. 32. Richard Staley, Einstein s Generation: The Origins of the Relativity Revolution (London: University of Chicago Press, 2008). 258 | T A VARES , B AGDONAS AND V I DE I R A confirmation of general relativity by observations of a solar eclipse, this theory attracted interest from young...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503217–247 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.217
Published: 28 May 2020
... scientific theories and formulas. Although he hired and benefitted from theoretical scientists and mathematicians, they were generally stuck with the reputation of being impractical and out of touch. And while mathematics undergirded a wide range of practical applications, it was also conflated with...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503302–310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.302
Published: 28 May 2020
..., a hollowed-out fridge) thus become central, especially as at first sight this set-up did not conform at all to my (and presumably also to many non- scientist s) general idea of labs as clean, organised and disciplined spaces (5). Beyond the lab, the attached canteen and badminton court also come...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-211–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.11
Published: 02 April 2020
... reason that articles are typically set in a particular country. But they do not generally thematize that location as the object of inquiry: the question is not how Dutch, Norwegian, or American was the science done in Holland, Norway, or the United States.1 Such a question would strike today s...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-231–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.31
Published: 02 April 2020
... stand out: the intellectual ferment during the first quarter of the century, from which emerged both relativity and quantum theory; and the massive enrollment of physicists in military projects during and after the Second World War. Grappling with each of these transformations historically has elicited...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-217–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.17
Published: 02 April 2020
...- osophical views of Planck s philosophical outlook 4 and Hubble s philosophical values, 5 for example. Then there was Boris Kuznetsov s quaint meditation on epistemological optimism, which surveyed, in most general terms, the metaphysical assumptions and expectations that had been tied to the physical...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-258–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.58
Published: 02 April 2020
... contingency that have combined over the course of its life. Such intertwining must be due in part to changeovers in the editor and editorial board that naturally occur over a two- or three-generation span of activity. This *University of Bologna. Home address: Via di Casaglia 9, Bologna, 40135 Italy. giuliano...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-281–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.81
Published: 02 April 2020
... Einstein s gyromagnetic experiments.2 Theorizing with data no longer seems like a perennial preoccupation for the post-post-Kuhnian history of science. Historians have since challenged the primacy of mathematical theory, or of theory in general; instruments have become an area of study in their own right...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-290–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.90
Published: 02 April 2020
... historical influence of climate upon the pattern of vegetation. 68 Since Sears thought that climate was relatively stable since his father s child- hood, he posited that human settlement had displaced the native, tall-grass prairie known to his parents generation.69 He attempted to create maps of the pre...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2199–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.199
Published: 02 April 2020
... different actors expected. Crucially, we need to trace the many legacies of this important but relatively unknown episode in international technology transfer. The books reviewed here start usefully con- tributing to the literature by giving us a more detailed view of individual programs or by comparing...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-241–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.41
Published: 02 April 2020
... bound the journal s offerings so tightly in those early years. A mix of editorial leadership, a relatively small and homo- geneous community attached to the journal, and the influence of broadly Mertonian ideas about what should count as science all of these influences surely played a role. What I find...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495504–555 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.504
Published: 01 November 2019
... individuality. When AR T I F I C I A L CE L L | 505 qua universal elementary organ of vegetables. 4 When Theodor Schwann (1810 1882) generalized Schleiden s theory to make the cell the universal organ of all plant and animal life, he simultaneously made the cell membrane a uni- versal structure across all...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495573–584 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.573
Published: 01 November 2019
... Catholic resis- tance to evolutionary theory, the general impact of intelligent design on crea- tionists, and the rise of organized anti-creationist groups. Although Europe is often considered more secular than the United States, creationism has flourished in many places, particularly among a growing num...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494447–458 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.447
Published: 01 September 2019
... philosophical account in her 2016 book, Cancer Stem Cells: Philosophy and Therapies. Laplane is in the relatively unique position of working as a philosopher alongside scientists. She explores how thinking about cancer stem cells differently might affect experimental design and lead to new cancer treatments...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494420–446 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.420
Published: 01 September 2019
... took advantage of the favorable alignment was Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli 5. For general histories of the Progressive Era in American history, see Nell Irvin Painter, Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877 1919 (New York: W.W. Norton, 1989); Michael E. McGerr, A Fierce Discontent...
Journal Articles
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494384–419 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.384
Published: 01 September 2019
...Gabriel Henderson During the late 1970s and early 1980s, despite growing political, scientific, and popular concern about the prospect of melting glaciers, sea-level rise, and more generally, climate-induced societal instability, American high-level science advisers and administrators, scientific...