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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2129–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.129
Published: 02 April 2020
...: Essai d une [sic] Syste`me . . . (because syste`me is a masculine noun, the article should have been un). American physicist and science historian Silvan Schweber first noted this inconsistency while discussing this publication with Igor Dmitriev and Michael Gordin in Boston in 2000. Gordin...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485557–567 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.557
Published: 01 November 2018
... datamattered especially in the disciplines of mathematics and theology.10 In both, data referred to things taken for granted and thus not inquired after. In early eighteenth-century texts, we can track minutely the transition of the term data from Latin to English, as for example, in William Pickering s 1710...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483259–299 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.259
Published: 01 June 2018
.... httpmbarany.com/. michael@mbarany.com. The following abbreviations and acronyms are used: AHES, Archive for History of Exact Sciences; AMM, The American Mathematical Monthly; BPL, Michael J. Barany, Anne-Sandrine Paumier, and Jesper Lu¨tzen, From Nancy to Copenhagen to the World: The internationaliza- tion of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 482180–222 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.2.180
Published: 01 April 2018
...¼reprints. DOI: httpsdoi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.2.180. INTRODUCTION In 1928, German geographer Carl Troll (1899 1975) discovered the value of the view from above while engaged in a three-year South American expe- dition. While travelling by aircraft, he saw a landscape, below, that he had investigated...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 465669–709 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.5.669
Published: 01 November 2016
... international exchanges Latin American mathematics mathematical institutions UNESCO Rockefeller Foundation theory of distributions MICHAEL J. BARANY* Fellow Travelers and Traveling Fellows: The Intercontinental Shaping of Modern Mathematics in Mid-Twentieth Century Latin America ABSTRACT The geographic...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 465549–555 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.5.549
Published: 01 November 2016
... America, Europe, and the United States, and analyzes how international agencies, political activ- ism, and personal connections shaped mid-century research programs. Not unlike Soviet-American exchanges, mathematicians building connections between Europe and Latin America were required to coordinate...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 465633–668 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.5.633
Published: 01 November 2016
... underground milieux of proto-dissidence. Understanding it as one or the other would replicate in the Soviet context the divergent interpretations of American cybernetics as a dystopian ontol- ogy of the enemy 9 or closed world of military command and control10 versus as an organic moment of 1960s...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 465592–632 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.5.592
Published: 01 November 2016
..., Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013). Although frequently mentioned in the numerous works on Soviet nuclear and space programs, there were no specific studies of such gated communities until recently. For the newest scholarly...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 453493–500 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.3.493
Published: 01 June 2015
.... Francis Bacon, New Atlantis in Selected Writings of Francis Bacon, ed. Hugh G. Dick (New York: Modern Library, 1955), 574; quoted by Rosalind Williams, Triumph of Human Empire: Verne, Morris, and Stevenson at the End of the World (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013), 17. The first Latin edition...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 45114–48 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.1.14
Published: 01 February 2015
... radioactive fission products from nuclear weapon tests in soil, plants, animals, and hu- mans. The Division of Biology and Medicine arranged for the covert collection of baby bones throughout the world, by cooperating with American philan- thropies and medical missions with contacts in South Asia and Latin...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 44137–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.1.37
Published: 01 February 2014
...@uiowa.edu. The following abbreviations are used: AAAS, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; AAPG, American Association of Petroleum Geologists; AHC MKH, M. King Hubbert Papers, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; AHC VEM, Vincent E. McKelvey Papers, American Heritage Center...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 434391–452 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.4.391
Published: 01 September 2013
... first) virtually interchangeable with physical chemistry.4 Only later, especially through the impetus of the American Journal of Chemical Physics founded in 1933, did the term become more closely identified with quantum chemistry, meaning the application of quantum theory related physical theory and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 433381–389 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.3.381
Published: 01 June 2013
... historical record. Clearly a preoccupation with Mutis s modest 388 | P OR TUONDO footprint in the history of science is a concern shared by North and Latin American historians and scientists. Historians of science, such as Bleichmar, find epistemic questions to explore. Latin American historians highlight...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 433281–333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.3.281
Published: 01 June 2013
... Leah Dickerman: Beginning in late 1911 and across the course of 1912, in several European and American cities, a handful of artists . . . presented paintings that different from almost all of those that had preceded them in the long history of the medium in the Western tradition: shunning the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 43141–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.1.41
Published: 01 February 2013
...Roberto Lalli Between 1937 and 1953 the industrial physicist Herbert E. Ives pursued an extended research program with the aim of challenging the acceptance of relativity theories, and became the most important American opponent of Einstein during that era. As part of his anti-relativistic efforts...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 4311–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.1.1
Published: 01 February 2013
... self-confidence of American physiology and with the expansion of international scientific communities. In these crucial decades for American physiology, Francis Gano Benedict, director of the Carnegie Nutrition Laboratory, made seven extended tours of European laboratories that specialized in the study...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 425500–503 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.5.500
Published: 01 November 2012
... science and global politics became even more inseparable in American life than during World War II. On October 4, 1957, the draconian Soviet Union launched Sputnik into an elliptical low Earth orbit and thereby threw our free press and public media into a tizzy. I re- member entering the eighth grade in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2011; 4111–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2011.41.1.1
Published: 01 February 2011
..., Depiction Unexplained: Peacocke and Hopkins on Pictorial Representation, British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (2003): 279 88, on 287. 15. Martin Rudwick, Picturing Nature in the Age of Enlightenment, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 149 (2005): 279 303, on 303; Claudio Greppi, On the Spot...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2007; 372369–382 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2007.37.2.369
Published: 01 March 2007
... century Germany (Dordrecht, 1977). 13. The name (argumentum entropologicum) was introduced by Johannes Hontheim, a Jesuit scholar, in his Latin dissertation of 1893. Modern treatments of the entropic argument include Landsberg (ref. 1), and Kragh (ref. 1). 14. Maxwell to Mark Pattison, Rector of Lincoln...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2007; 372479–492 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2007.37.2.479
Published: 01 March 2007
... past shapes the stories we can tell. Stephanie Young Carson, John. The measure of merit: Talents, intelligence, and inequality in the French and American Republics, 1750 1940. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. xvii, 401 pp. Carson s book speaks to a wide audience. Philosophers, historians...