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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 455631–640 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.5.631
Published: 01 November 2015
...Joseph D. Martin; Michel Janssen © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 JOSEPH D. MARTIN AND MICHEL JANSSEN* Beyond the Crystal Maze: Twentieth-Century Physics from the Vantage Point of Solid State Physics Where, then, is that person who ignorantly sneers at the study of...
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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
...Heráclio D. Tavares; Alexandre Bagdonas; Antonio A. P. Videira This analysis of the scientific and academic career of the Russian-Italian physicist Gleb Wataghin, founder of the physics course at the University of São Paulo, in the richest state of Brazil, in 1934, brings to light elements present...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2209–216 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.209
Published: 02 April 2020
...Catherine Westfall Joseph D. Martin . Solid State Insurrection: How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter . Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press , 2018 . xvi + 312 pp., illus., index. ISBN 978-0-8229-4538-3 . $49.95 (hardcover). Thomas C. Lassman . Edward...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-225–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.25
Published: 02 April 2020
...Zuoyue Wang This essay is part of a special issue entitled “Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50,” edited by Erika Lorraine Milam. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 ZUOYUE WANG* From Modern Physics to the Cold War and Beyond ABSTRACT This essay is part of a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 493300–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.3.300
Published: 01 June 2019
... physics and historiography. During this process of discipline formation, the concept of fact remained fluid. I reveal this fluidity by unearthing different interpretations and roles of facts in different German contexts around 1800. I demonstrate how a fact-based epistemology emerged at the University of...
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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
...Eugenio Bertozzi This paper retraces the biography of a milestone instrument in the history of physics—the cloud chamber—introduced by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson in 1911 and vastly adopted in successive studies on particle physics. It offers a comprehensive reading where the development of the...
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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
...David Kaiser; Dean Rickles This paper examines how various private patrons intervened to support research in gravitational physics from the late 1940s through the early 1960s. Our analysis centers primarily on two wealthy and eccentric businessmen, Roger Babson and Agnew Bahnson, and their efforts...
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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
... Studies in the Physical (Natural) Sciences ABSTRACT This essay is part of a special issue entitled Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50, edited by Erika Lorraine Milam. THEN In the editorial of the first volume of Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences (HSPS), the editor, Russell...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 463392–427 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.3.392
Published: 01 June 2016
...Josep Simon The historiography of physics has reached a great degree of maturity and sophistication, providing many avenues to consider the making of science from a historical perspective. However, the big picture of the making of physics is characterized by a predominant narrative focused on a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 463360–391 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.3.360
Published: 01 June 2016
...Axel Petit A case study of the Clausius-Williamson hypothesis sheds light on the development of the physical sciences during the nineteenth century. In the 1850s, Rudolf Clausius and Alexander William Williamson independently developed similar hypotheses at a time when physics and chemistry were...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 463313–359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.3.313
Published: 01 June 2016
...Marta Jordi Taltavull One model, the resonance model, shaped scientific understanding of optical dispersion from the early 1870s to the 1920s, persisting across dramatic changes in physical conceptions of light and matter. I explore the ways in which the model was transmitted across these...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 455703–757 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.5.703
Published: 01 November 2015
... fundamental research. The particle physics community adopted a reductionist approach, arguing that the fundamental physical laws were those governing the smallest constituents of matter and energy. Partly in response to this position, solid state physicists developed a range of more permissive perspectives on...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1998; 291141–181 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757806
Published: 01 January 1998
..., "Physics in Italy between 1900 and 1940: The universi- ties, physicists, funds and research," HSPS, 19:1 (1988), 115-136 G. Cavallo and A. Messina, "Caratteri, ambienti e sviluppo dell'indagine fisica nel novecento e la politica della ricerca," G. Micheli ed., Storia d'ltalia, Annali, 3 (Turin, 1980...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 453501–510 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.3.501
Published: 01 June 2015
...Don Leggett © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Josep Simon . Communicating Physics: The Production, Circulation and Appropriation of Ganot’s Textbooks in France and England, 1851–1887. : Pickering & Chatto , 2011 . xii + 302 pp., illus., index. ISBN 978-1...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 482123–179 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.2.123
Published: 01 April 2018
... theological problem than a physical one and that he never raised the question whether the system is stable or unstable. After the introduction of analytical techniques, astronomers and mathematicians, concerned especially with practical problems such as the behavior of the Moon and with the improvement of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 432202–235 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.2.202
Published: 01 April 2013
...Néstor Herran; Xavier Roqué We discuss the rise of modern physics in Spain during Francoism (1939–1975) within the context of culture, power, and the ongoing historical assessment of science during the dictatorship. Contrary to the idea that Francoist policy was indifferent if not hostile to modern...
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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
... periodizations to be developed in the history of particle physics. In the timeframe considered, it is argued that inferential strategies were used to interpret single images of particle tracks, that evidence aggregation was crucial using all kinds of detectors, and that it was also common to use nuclear physics...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 425341–388 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.5.341
Published: 01 November 2012
...; jessica.wang@ubc.ca. The following abbreviations are used: APL, Applied Physics Laboratory; CIW, Carnegie Ins- titution of Washington; CIW-AR, Carnegie Institution of Washington Administration Records, 1890 2001, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC; DTM, Department of Terres- trial Magnetism...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2011; 413303–343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2011.41.3.303
Published: 01 August 2011
...Júlia Gaspar; Ana Simões In this paper we discuss the emergence, consolidation, and dissolution of the research school that blossomed at the Laboratory of Physics of the University of Lisbon under the joint leadership of Cyrillo Soares and Manuel Valadares. From 1929 to 1947, this school flourished...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2011; 411112–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2011.41.1.112
Published: 01 February 2011
... Rights and Permissions website, httpwww.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo. asp. DOI: 10.1525/hsns.2011.41.1.112. The History of Physics after the Cultural Turn BY SUMAN SETH* Kristian Camilleri. Heisenberg and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechan- ics: The Physicist as Philosopher. Cambridge: Cambridge...