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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
... the Regents of the University of California Lééon Rosenfeld complementarity Marxism dialectical materialism idealism Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics Niels Bohr philosophy of quantum mechanics ANJA SKAAR JACOBSEN* Léon Rosenfeld s Marxist defense of complementarity LÉON...
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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
... 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...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-25–10 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.5
Published: 02 April 2020
... Weimar culture on the development of quantum mechanics was in the sharing of ideas between the sciences and other diverse cultural realms. As we will see below, McCormmach called for an empathetic approach to historical actors who shaped and were shaped by their contexts, one that he implicitly...
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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
... of the Mechanical Atom, 1923 25, HSPS 8 (1977): 189 256; Carsten Jensen, Two One-Electron Anomalies in the Old Quantum Theory, HSPS 15, no. 1 (1984): 81 106; Helge Kragh, The Fine Structure of Hydrogen and the Gross Structure of the Physics Community, 1916 26, HSPS 15, no. 2 (1985): 67 125...
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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
... ideas preached by the physical idealists in quantum mechanics to chemistry, denounced Paul Dirac s principle of superposition and Werner Heisenberg s complementarity principle, and warned chemists against supporting such ideas, as they could lead chemistry into mazes far worse than resonance theory. 9...
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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
... research on the conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics from philosophy to real physics. Freire quotes Greenberger on the profound significance of Bell s result: John Bell s status in our field has the same [like Isaac Newton, James Watson, and Linus Pauling] mythic quality. Before him there was...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492151–193 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.151
Published: 01 April 2019
...- phony: Listening to the Sounds of Space-Time (New York: Berkley Books, 2000); W. Patrick McCray, Giant Telescopes: Astronomical Ambition and the Promise of Technology (Cambridge, MA: 152 | O L I V ER For the early Cold War period, historians have tended to look elsewhere to high-energy physics, quantum...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492194–225 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.194
Published: 01 April 2019
... (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006). The classical study of the influence of the security concerns over scientific research agenda is Paul Forman, Behind Quantum Electronics: National Security as Basis for Physical Research in The United States, 1940 1960, Historical Studies in the Physical and Bio- logical...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 4911–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.1.1
Published: 01 February 2019
... (1788), Joseph Louis 17. Grattan-Guinness, Work for the Workers (ref. 8); Grattan-Guinness, Convolution in French Mathematics (ref. 8); Darrigol, God, Waterwheels, and Molecules (ref. 8); Olivier Darrigol, Physics and Necessity: Rationalist Pursuits from the Cartesian Past to the Quantum Present...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 49141–69 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.1.41
Published: 01 February 2019
... history problems informed his scientific career as he sought to capture the variations he recognized in the natural populations. He used graphical tools to examine hybridization as an evolutionary mechanism and to use the taxonomic data from these variations to study the underlying genetic forces at work...
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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
... delimitation within mathematics was relative and temporary, whereas fields like mechanics and fluid dynamics were persistent objects of application, not parts of applied mathematics. However, the versus in the title of my paper has to be under- stood as a dialectical one, and not as a form of mutual...
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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
... and the mid-1970s. During those years he (along with Roger Penrose) clarified the conditions that would lead, inexorably, to the collapse of matter into a black hole. He also demonstrated (in his words) that black holes ain t so black subtle quantum-mechanical effects should make black holes glow...
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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
... Chemistry: A History of Quantum Chemistry (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012). 29. Mary Jo Nye, From Chemical Philosophy to Theoretical Chemistry: Dynamics of Matter and Dynamics of Disciplines, 1800 1950 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993), 196 223; Jeffrey Allan Johnson, The Case of the...
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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
... symbolic representations for such functions, meanings attributed to them and justifications for their uses could vary. Where an electrical engineer might see an expression as representing an idealized electric potential, a quantum phys- icist may rationalize a similar expression in terms of wave functions...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 48124–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.1.24
Published: 01 February 2018
... Heisenberg, Quantum mechanics published in the Fifth Solvay Council proceedings in 1928 and reprinted in Bacciagaluppi and Valentini, Quantum Theory (ref. 17), 398. 34. Max Jammer, The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics: The Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics in Historical Perspective (New York: John Wiley...
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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
... Verlag, 2010. Quantum Theory s Silent Pioneer essay review of Graham Farmelo s The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom (New York: Basic Books, 2009), in Science 326 (27 Nov 2009): 1191 92. Scientific Families: Biographies and Labographies in the History of Science essay...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473389–422 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.389
Published: 01 June 2017
... theoretical quantum physics. At its core is the technical manipulation of nuclear spin. This quantum mechanical prop- erty can be best understood by the analogy of rotation of the atomic nuclei, giving rise to a magnetic field. As a consequence, under certain conditions, the nuclei may absorb or emit energy...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473268–292 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.268
Published: 01 June 2017
... scholars have explored Duhem s anti-atomism, nearly all of the literature on Duhem s scientific work understandably concentrates on the fields closest to his heart thermodynam- ics, energetics, and his reactions in his maturity to the rise of nuclear, quantum, and relativistic physics. Little attention to...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 472200–254 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.2.200
Published: 01 April 2017
... prominent examples is Lorraine 5. See, e.g. Gary Werskey, The Visible College: Scientists and Socialists in the 1930s (London: Allen Lane, 1978). 6. See, e.g. Alexei Kojevnikov, Freedom, Collectivism, and Quasiparticles: Social Metaphors in Quantum PhysicsHSPBS 29 (1999): 295 31; Alexei Kojevnikov...
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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
... Network of Com- puting Centers; Gosplan, State Planning Committee of the USSR; IPU, Institute of Problems of Automation and Remote Control; LEMM, Laboratory for Economico-Mathematical Methods; Mekhmat, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Moscow State University; NII, Scientific Research Institute; OPM...