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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2009; 39132–62 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2009.39.1.32
Published: 01 February 2009
... complex systems were tackled. I argue that computational work in the early years of quantum chemistry shows an emerging practice of theory that required human labor, technological improvement (computers), and mathematical ingenuity. ©© 2009 by The Regents of the University of California computation...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1999; 292363–406 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757814
Published: 01 January 1999
... mechanics and chemistry, 1927-1937, University Microfilms Inc., Publication # 9327498 (University of Maryland, 1993) Kostas Gavroglu and Ana Simoes, "The Ameri- cans, the Germans and the beginnings of quantum chemistry: The confluence of diverging traditions," HSPS, 25:1 (1994), 47-110 Kostas Gavroglu...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1994; 25147–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757735
Published: 01 January 1994
... of Quantum Chemistry at Menton, France, July 4–10, 1973," R. Daudel and B. Pullman, eds., The world of quantum chemistry (Dordrecht, 1974) Max von Laue, History of physics (New York, 1950), 139. 84 Pauling and E.B. Wilson, Introduction to quantum mechanics with applications to chemistry (New...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1990; 202339–406 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757647
Published: 01 January 1990
... Molecular orbitals in chemistry, physics and biology, eds., Per-Olov Lowdin and B. Pullman (New York, 1964), 110–124. Slater, "Quantum physics in America between the wars," PT, 21:1 (Jan 1968), 43–52. 78 PR, 23 (1924), 488–500 "Measurement of the compressibility of the alkali halides," American...
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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
...Jeffrey Allan Johnson This paper discusses factors limiting the development of a modern, quantum-based chemistry in Nazi Germany. The first part presents a case study of industrial research in Nazi Germany that suggests the delayed introduction of space-filling molecular models into structural...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-250–57 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.50
Published: 02 April 2020
... include Faraday s field theory and quantum chemistry, for example, but also Sputnik, superconductivity, immu- nology, and physicists in wartime and peace-time public spheres. The journal successfully created and maintained a crucial space in which this could flourish as a cohesive enterprise. With the...
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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; 501-2129–182 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. 2020; 501-281–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.81
Published: 02 April 2020
... followed their cases into the details. In HSPS s classic articles on the old quantum theory, scientists grappled with inconsistencies, anomalies, and shifts in data and interpretation as they tried to bring new theories into being. The theme played out across studies of the Bohr atom by John Heilbron and...
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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; 501-274–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.74
Published: 02 April 2020
... editor in 1980. His inaugural note highlighted sev- eral understudied topics he hoped to include, including quantum theory, solid- state physics, meteorology, geophysics, and the invention, influence, and spread of experimental techniques. 5 In this last respect, the journal sought to advance work on...
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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. 2018; 483300–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.300
Published: 01 June 2018
... at the bench, a transformation often called chemistry s instrumental revolution27 Valence-bond and molecular orbital theories adapted quantum physics to provide general accounts of chemical bonding.28 Mechanistic and steric studies opened the black box of the chemical reaction, shedding light on...
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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; 48124–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.1.24
Published: 01 February 2018
...José G. Perillán John S. Bell openly questioned the dominance of an orthodox quantum interpretation that had seemingly raised the principle of indeterminism from an epistemological question to an ontological truth in the late 1920s. He understood the inevitability of indeterminism to be a...
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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
...; Deoxyribonucleic Acid 203 04; Electrolysis 237 38; Elements, Chemical 247 49; Hodgkin, Dorothy 374 75; Ideal Gas 393 94; Pauling, Linus 622 23; Physical Chemistry 641 43; Protein 682 83; Protyle 682 83; Quantum Chemistry 687 88; Radioactivity 702 05. Linus Pauling and Scientific Revolutions...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 474459–493 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.4.459
Published: 01 September 2017
... research efforts beyond immediate indus- trial applications, which attracted important political attention as the demand grew for new materials for military applications.7 The work to anchor materials science in the forefront of physics research, including quantum mechanics, was countered by technical...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 474568–577 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.4.568
Published: 01 September 2017
..., Behind Quantum Electronics: National Security as Basis for Physical Research in the United States, 1940 1960Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences 18 (1987): 149 229. 572 | A RONOVA do10 The influential debate between Paul Forman and Daniel Kevles has set up the frame of reference for...