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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1991; 212237–298 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757664
Published: 01 January 1991
...Olivier Darrigol Copyright 1991 The Regents of the University of California [Footnotes] 1 O. Darrigol, "Statistics and combinatorics in early quantum theory," HSPS, 19:1 (1988), 80 "Irreversibility and the failure of classical dynamics: Max Planck's work on the quantum theory, 1900...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1988; 19117–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757616
Published: 01 January 1988
... molekulare Theorie der Wärme," AP, 14 (1904), 354–362. H. Ezawa, "Einstein's contribution to statistical mechan- ics, classical and quantum," Japanese studies in history of science, 18 (1979), 27–73. 29 Einstein, "Zur Theorie" (ref. 28). 30 A. Einstein, "Bemerkungen zu den Paul Hertzschen...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2007; 37suppl121–131 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2007.37.s.121
Published: 01 March 2007
..., as the preceding paper shows, this success was the result of scientific fraud. After exploring the interpretation of the experiments, the present paper shows that they were a relevant part of the background to such celebrated contributions to quantum mechanics as Born's statistical interpretation 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
... the quantum theory of matter and radiation.30 In fact, Wataghin was one of several young physicists at the time who were studying theoretical physics and were keen to harness the new theory of quantum mechanics to study matter on increasingly smaller scales, reaching the level of the atomic nucleus...
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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; 501-274–80 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; 495556–565 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.556
Published: 01 November 2019
... . New Haven, CT, & London : Yale University Press , 2015 . 368 pp., illus., index. ISBN 978-0-3002-0952-5 . $35.00 (cloth). Jacqueline Wernimont . Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media . Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press , 2019 . 240 pp., illus, index. ISBN 978-0-2620-3904-8...
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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
... early studies of radioactivity, to the theory of weak and strong interactions, to quantum electrodynamics. However, historical research has shown how before the establishment of a cloud chamber physics community, where various groups adapted the Wilson method on their own initiative and started to...
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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; 49141–69 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.1.41
Published: 01 February 2019
... more fully deepens an appreciation of this constantly independent-minded contributor to evolutionary theory in the twentieth century. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Edgar Anderson R. A. Fisher Sewall Wright John Tukey applied mathematics statistics natural...
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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
... its experimental facilities under Prandtl, Goldstein mentioned in his necrology von Mises s two celebrated papers on airfoil theory, 23 but stressed his results in plasticity and stochastics (probabil- ity and statistics) even more. Ignorance about von Mises s contributions to aerodynamics continues...
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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; 473320–348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.320
Published: 01 June 2017
..., especially relativity and quantum theory. He always presented himself as a moderate voice at least moderate relative to the tenor of the times. As historians have noted, Kolman demonstrated a more comprehensive grasp of the scientific issues than the most aggressive philosophers, and while he insisted that...
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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
... instruments of calculation. This difference led to the breakdown of the alli- ance. Yet, I argue that across the temporary bridge provided by the idea of the computer network flowed personnel, metaphors, and techniques that trans- formed part of Soviet economics from a numerical, statistical, and verbal...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 455641–702 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.5.641
Published: 01 November 2015
... making problem solving quantum theory quantum mechanics quantum statistics quantum chemistry molecular physics molecular structure Max Born Werner Heisenberg Friedrich Hund J. Robert Oppenheimer Walter Heitler Fritz London JEREMIAH JAMES AND CHRISTIAN JOAS* Subsequent and Subsidiary...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 455758–804 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.5.758
Published: 01 November 2015
... cocktails. Scholars have long grappled with how to understand the relationship between science and the state in the ColdWar era. Paul Forman s famous argument was that the U.S. government, through the military s massive investment in basic research, had distorted the shape of postwar physics. Quantum...
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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
... appointments, his interests evolved from his thesis work on the magnetic susceptibilities of gases to the nature of ferromagnetism.21 His outlook was also shaped by a predoctoral stint in Berlin in 1925 1926, during which he immersed himself in the unfolding quantum revolution.22 Arriving at MIT fresh off his...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 445435–469 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.5.435
Published: 01 November 2014
... for EPRI s members in the electric utility industry and other policy-makers. UCAR for its part wanted support for new initiatives in earth system modeling, creating a Manhattan project to make a quantum advance in climate modeling, with emphasis on climate prediction resulting from greenhouse gas...