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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (2): 117–150.
Published: 01 April 2019
... paper brings into light original aspects not yet explored in historical studies on the cloud chamber, such as Wilson s contribution to the field after 1911. KEY WORDS: Wilson cloud chamber, history of twentieth-century physics, biography of scientific instruments, history of experiments, discoveries...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (3): 447–492.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the late twentieth century, highlighting institutional change in large public research organizations. Existing historical accounts of DESY have focused almost exclusively on its particle physics program, and three books are particularly noteworthy. First, the early history of DESY until 1970 was...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (4): 513–548.
Published: 01 September 2015
... processes of renewal in Big Science as part of the general history of late-twentieth-century science. KEY WORDS: synchrotron radiation, DESY, HASYLAB, Federal Republic of Germany The Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) is a German national labo- ratory for particle physics, accelerator physics, and so...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (3): 423–442.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Press, 2009); Michael Polanyi, Personal Knowledge: Toward a Post-Critical Philosophy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958). 4. See especially Nye, Michael Polanyi (ref. 2), chap. 3. 424 | R I CHARDSON achieved prominence in recent work by philosophers on the history of twentieth-century...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2013) 43 (4): 453–491.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Indianara Silva; Olival Freire, Jr The history of the concept of the photon in twentieth-century physics is far from a simple story opening with Einstein’s vision of light as a collection of indivisible particles whose energy and momentum are conserved during its interaction with matter, and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (3): 293–319.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Leandra Swanner This essay is indebted to Mary Jo Nye’s scholarship spanning the history and philosophy of the modern physical sciences, particularly her efforts to situate scientists within their social, political, and cultural contexts. Beginning in the second half of the twentieth century...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (3): 270–312.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Anna Carlsson-Hyslop The history of twentieth-century American physical oceanography concentrates on naval patronage, but its significance for British oceanography is largely unknown. This case study analyzes a varied patronage structure, including naval, industrial, academic, and local and central...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (4): 529–567.
Published: 01 September 2017
... spectra, one can explore how rare earth knowledge was produced and verified in the first few decades of the twentieth century. *Curator of Modern Science, MRC 627, National Museum of American History, Smith- sonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012; frederickfrostk@si.edu. The...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2008) 38 (1): 45–75.
Published: 01 February 2008
... of "self-organization," starting with Immanuel Kant, who first introduced the term, and then turn to the dramatic reframing of the concept by mid-twentieth century engineers. In a subsequent paper, I will review the more recent history of this concept when the term was once again reframed, this time...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 217–247.
Published: 28 May 2020
... widely unknown at the time and remain absent from most histories. Although it was not until the early twentieth century that the category mathematician was confined to professional researchers, most histories of American mathematics tend to focus on the careers and contributions of prominent scholars...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 248–301.
Published: 28 May 2020
... the beginning of the twentieth century.32 Especially after 1919, when Einstein was seen as international celebrity after the 29. Enrico Predazzi, Gleb Wataghin, in La Facolta` di Scienze Matematiche Fisiche Naturali di Torino 1848 1998, ed. Clara S. Roero (Turin: Deputazione subalpina di storia pa...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 302–310.
Published: 28 May 2020
... the twentieth century, concluding that pollution has become the new poison (211). Like with Sen, this is very much a story with external elements (not least European imperialism), but one grounded in India. As Arnold argues, poison practices and poison lore may have been transferred around the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 311–322.
Published: 28 May 2020
... presented the history of European thought as a flowering of rational thought (54 55), was contemporaneous with intense religious ferment across large parts of Europe and America (56). Likewise, the advent of quantum physics in the early twentieth century had surprising im- plications for religion. For...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 209–216.
Published: 02 April 2020
...-4214-2531-3. $79.95 (hardcover). There is a master narrative about how physics careers and institutions played out in the twentieth century. The story focuses on the rise and fall of an emblematic form of physics, particle physics. In the first decades of the cen- tury, the heroes of this story...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 58–66.
Published: 02 April 2020
...- nology for physicists from many countries meant that the journal attracted articles that could convey an image of the journal as discouraging submis- sions on topics other than twentieth-century physics. Introducing the journal under the new title, Heilbron reminded readers and potential authors that a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 25–30.
Published: 02 April 2020
..., both writing on Einstein and the revolution in physics at the turn of the twentieth century. They showed me that not only was modern physics universal, so was the study of its history. Emboldened by their examples and supported by Prof. Xu, I chose to write my master s thesis on the history of quantum...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 50–57.
Published: 02 April 2020
... the twentieth century, and explored new scientific disciplines such as the geophysical sciences, and critical (and formerly much-neglected) contributions from global and transnational history of science. They discussed methodological and political commitments by writing about topics that continued to...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 11–16.
Published: 02 April 2020
...] dreary, shying away from the kind of ambi- tion that had animated even the misguided notions of a Laplace (131). HSNS served as a prominent venue for this debate as it flared across the 1970s and 1980s. This was, of course, a late-twentieth-century retread of a late-nineteenth- century argument about...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 74–80.
Published: 02 April 2020
.... Heilbron, Foreword (ref. 5), ii. 8. Timothy Lenoir, Models and Instruments in the Development of Electrophysiology, 1845 1912, HSPS 17, no. 1 (1986): 1 54. 9. Heilbron, Foreword, HSPS 16, no. 1 (1986): i. In that issue, Daniel Kevles was listed as Associate Editor for Twentieth-century science in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 17–24.
Published: 02 April 2020
... sciences since antiquity.6 Writing at a time when atomic energy, electronics, and cybernetics were transforming labor, technology, and industrial production, Kuznetsov reflected on the impact on human civilization of the early twentieth-century theories of relativity and quantum mechanics and on our ideas...