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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
... Physical and Biological Sciences 35, no. 2 (2005): 293 340, on 299. 38. The others who signed the attendance list were Bohr and Aston and Ellis, Bothe, Blackett and . . .Mott and Bohr and Guido Beck and Sommerfeld andW. Richardson, Madame Curie, A. H. Compton, Robert Millikan, Sam Goudsmit, Patrick...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492117–150 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.117
Published: 01 April 2019
...- barded by alpha particles emitted by a radioactive source, out of 23,000 photo- graphs containing a total of approximately 415,000 tracks, the Cavendish physicist Patrick Blackett could identify six pictures showing evidence for a different phenomenon (Fig. 7): in each of them, the track of alpha...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473450–457 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.450
Published: 01 June 2017
... Marco Beretta, Karl Grandin, and Svante Lindqvist, 237 60. Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publica- tions/USA, 2008. Articles for New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, edited by Noretta Koertge, 8 vols. New York: Thomson Gale / Charles Scribner s Sons, 2007: Blackett, Patrick Stuart Maynard...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473443–449 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.443
Published: 01 June 2017
... put Science in the service of social justice10 He was a founder in 1939 of France s National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the kind of centralized national planning institution that Polanyi dreaded. Patrick Blackett and Linus Pauling were prominent scientists who took strong political...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473263–267 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.263
Published: 01 June 2017
... Blackett: Physics, War, and Politics in the Twentieth Century (2004), a major study of the twentieth-century British physicist Patrick M.S. Blackett (1897 1974), she described an uneasy relation- ship between Blackett s leftist politics and his science. As Patrick McCray described the book in American...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 425389–431 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.5.389
Published: 01 November 2012
... or reproduce article content through the University of California Press’s Rights and Permissions website, http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2012 cosmic radiation mesotrons particle detectors epistemological ideals Carl Anderson Patrick Blackett Robert Marshak Giuseppe...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2009; 391104–114 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2009.39.1.104
Published: 01 February 2009
... families, or the Welsh Bloomsbury near Penrhyndeudraeth and Porthmadog where the friends and families of Bertrand Russell, Joseph Needham, Patrick Blackett, John Maddox, and John Strachey gathered. All of these places, like William Herschel s home, were spaces that had both personal and professional...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2009; 39163–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2009.39.1.63
Published: 01 February 2009
... of Patrick Blackett s Manchester group, using a magnet cloud chamber to observe cosmic rays, found two events that each had a characteristic V-shape.7 The observed density of droplets in the tracks and the curvature of the trajectories suggested that they represented heavy particles (one neutral, the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2008; 383405–450 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2008.38.3.405
Published: 01 August 2008
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2007; 372409–434 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2007.37.2.409
Published: 01 March 2007
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2007; 37suppl3–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2007.37.s.3
Published: 01 March 2007
..., and South America, notably the influential British science ournalist James Gerald Crowther, the British physicist Patrick M.S. Blackett, and the East German physicist Martin Strauss. He was well acquainted with the physicists John D. Bernal and Frédéric Joliot-Curie through their oint work in the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2006; 362397–402 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2006.36.2.397
Published: 01 March 2006
... University Press, 2004. x, 255 pp., illus. Nye s short biography is an attempt to fill the historical void surrounding the personal, scientific, and political life of Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, the Nobel prize winning British physicist. In six short chapters, Nye neatly compartmental- izes Blackett s...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2005; 3611–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2005.36.1.1
Published: 01 September 2005
...); and Jessica Wang, American science in an age of anxiety: Scientists, anticommunism and the cold war (Chapel Hill, 1999). 8. Albert Einstein to Patrick Blackett, 17 Apr 1951, Albert Einstein Archives. I thank Michel Paty for sending me copies of Einstein s and Bohm s letters re Bohm s case. 02...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2005; 352293–340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2005.35.2.293
Published: 01 March 2005
... elements whose atomic number was 4n, where n was a whole number, did not.23 Late in 1924 Patrick M.S. Blackett supplied a visual proof of reaction [1] by taking photographs of the tracks of the impinging _-particles from thorium B + 19. See also Pierre Auger and Gabriel Monod-Herzen, Sur l·émission de...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2001; 32157–69 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2001.32.1.57
Published: 01 September 2001
... and his annual contribu- tion of $1,125 towards his retirement fund at Stanford.35 Then there were the start-up costs. Bloch planned to work on theory, cosmic rays (Patrick Blackett offered to transfer the group at the Jungfraujoch laboratory to CERN), and nuclear magnetism.36 The last served, in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1998; 282337–351 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757798
Published: 01 January 1998
... patterns and statistical methods that could mediate between different subcultures of instrument-makers, elec tronic engineers, and computer designers.12 The two traditions, image and logic, were not completely independent. The counter-triggering of Patrick Blackett's cloud chambers and the Dalitz plot...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1999; 301279–306 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757827
Published: 01 January 1999
... Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Secrecy (New Haven, 1998). 25 Snow (ref. 7), 80-84. 26 Pells (ref. 16), esp. 83-96 Abbott Gleason, Totalitari- anism: The inner history of the Cold War (New York, 1995). 27 Dwight D. Eisenhower, "Farewell address," Vital speeches of the day, 27(1 Feb 1961), 228...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1986; 162255–279 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757566
Published: 01 January 1986
... gathering momentum. Indeed, in October 1957, CERN's Scientific Policy Com mittee was officially informed of the British decision to build such a chamber. It was planned to be ready by 1960 or 1961 and though destined ultimately for Harwell, Patrick Blackett, Nobel prizewinner and British delegate, suggested...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1981; 121117–160 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757491
Published: 01 January 1981
.... 99 P. M. S. Blackett (AHQP). 100 E. G. Dymond, "Scattering of electrons in helium," Nature, 118 (1926), 337. 101 Dymond, "On electron scattering in helium," PR, 29 (1927), 433-441. G. P. Harnwell, "Angular scattering of electrons in hydrogen and helium," National Academy of Sciences...