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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
... for Hitler’s Atom Bomb . Amherst, NY : Prometheus Books , 2018 . 243 pp., illus., index. ISBN 978-1-63388-450-2 . $24.00 (hardcover). Douglas M. O’Reagan . Taking Nazi Technology: Allied Exploitation of German Science after the Second World War . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University...
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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
... students adequately trained in the modern physical science emerging elsewhere in the world. Quantum chemists remained missing in action in Nazi Germany. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 chemical education chemistry (quantum physical organic inorganic) Diplom-Chemiker...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 465556–591 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.5.556
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Following his dismissal by the Nazi government from his post as Director of the Göttingen Mathematics Institute in 1933, Courant spent a year at the University of Cambridge, and then immigrated to the United States where he developed the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2010; 404429–456 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2010.40.4.429
Published: 01 November 2010
..., radiation genetics, and plant genetics that were initiated in those years. These cases exemplify, on the one hand, the political conditions for biological research in the Nazi state. They highlight how leading scientists advanced their projects by building close ties with politicians and science-funding...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2009; 393269–299 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2009.39.3.269
Published: 01 August 2009
... the nature of the struggle for existence in the plant worldwhich he may well have found bitterly ironic.44 Working in Himmler s garden enabled Skowron to survive. As is clear from the subtitle of his memoir, Skowron ultimately in- terpreted his experiences as a condemnation of Nazi science. Himmler...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503248–301 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.248
Published: 28 May 2020
... careers in the humanities . . . and mathematicians in Italy, chemists, zoologists, and botanists in Germany, and scholars of English literature in England.26 The choice of scholars from the natural and exact sciences in Italy and Germany was designed to diminish the chances of fascist and Nazi influences...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2183–198 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.183
Published: 02 April 2020
... terrible actions like sterilizing people considered defec- tive or even killing them as occurred during Nazi rule. In the end, eugenics was a political movement disguised as science. Pres- ently, liberal societies promote inclusion and diversity, the notion of respecting human dignity, but as Paul and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492226–239 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.226
Published: 01 April 2019
... confer- ences, Heisenberg s arrest in 1945 and internment by the British with other physicists involved in Nazi Germany s nuclear program. The chapters on Bohm and Everett, and the resistance they faced from the Bohr camp, are a great read. The discussion of Bell and his nonlocality result, and the story...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 484475–525 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.4.475
Published: 01 September 2018
... biography turbulence boundary layer science under the Nazis REINHARD SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE* Applied Mathematics versus Fluid Dynamics: The Catalytic Role of Richard von Mises (1883 1953) ABSTRACT This paper investigates scientific, institutional, and political conflict and collaboration between two...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 484536–547 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.4.536
Published: 01 September 2018
... L L colony, Italy overtook the Ethiopian Empire in 1936 after the Second Italo- Ethiopian War, and Nazi Germany s expansion into Eastern Europe during World War II is well known. The book s final chapter focuses on sheep. Karakul sheep originated in Bukhara in Uzbekistan. They are highly valued...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483300–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.300
Published: 01 June 2018
... Missing German Quantum Chemists: On Molecular Models, Mobilization, and the Paradoxes of Modernizing Chemistry in Nazi Germany His- torical Studies in the Natural Sciences 43, no. 4 (2013): 391 452. 30. Reinhardt, Shifting and Rearranging (ref. 13). 31. Albert Eschenmoser and Claude E. Wintner, Natural...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483338–379 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.338
Published: 01 June 2018
... T Y | 339 Arthur Eddington, announced that they had measured the bending of star- light s path near the sun, in accord with Einstein s prediction the subject quickly faded from most physicists attention. The allure of quantum theory and nuclear physics, combined with the Nazis crushing...
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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
... reconciled existing ones. Situating distributions in mathematicians’ changing contexts of funding, travel, and publication, especially in connection with the postwar reconstruction of international science, I argue that wordplay and suggestive comparisons—often termed “abuses of language”—helped tie...
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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
... of the alpinists association. It would give him national fame. The Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain in the world, was known as the fateful mountain of the Germans the Schicksalberg der Deutschen, so named by the Nazi Party.16 Willy Merkl, a German mountaineer, had tried to climb the 14...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473320–348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.320
Published: 01 June 2017
... work for the Red Army on German and Czechoslovak questions, Arnos t Kolman (not Ernest Kol man) was returned to Prague as the head of the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, one of the largest in Europe. After years of Nazi occupation the victorious...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473349–388 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.349
Published: 01 June 2017
... when arrested and imprisoned by the Nazis, Thea Kantorowicz completed her medical degree in Istanbul, where her family had fled from Germany. Immigrating to England and unable to practice as a physician, she worked in a London clinic before moving to Edinburgh and working as a technician in the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 472127–163 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.2.127
Published: 01 April 2017
... would take his new research interests with him, even as he was forced into multiple geographic relocations over the next few years. Returning to Germany in 1932 after a rough break with his mentor in Jerusalem, the Nazi rise to power forced his emigration to England only a year later, where he became a...
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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
.... 12. See Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze, Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany: Individual Fates and Global Impact (Princeton, RI: Princeton University Press, 2008); Nathan Reingold, Refugee Mathematicians in the United States of America, 1933 1941: Reception and Reaction Annals of Science 38 (1981...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 461110–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.1.110
Published: 01 February 2016
... and modulated disciplinary perspec- tives. This is followed by a chapter on diverse nations in the stress of World War I, and then chapters that focus onWeimar (and later Nazi) Germany, on science and imperial order, the Soviet Union and America, and later the Cold War. These highlight familiar themes...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 451206–216 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.1.206
Published: 01 February 2015
... the professional and social friendships he made. After describing the Nazi anti-Semitic policies that forced Bethe to emigrate from Germany to pursue his career, Schweber notes that he asked Bethe what he would have done if the Nazis had not been anti-Semitic [and thus Bethe would have remained in...