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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2003) 34 (1): 151–197.
Published: 01 September 2003
... ““symmetry,”” which had become a powerful tool of high energy physics, was utilized to communicate the aesthetic qualities toward which the physicists aspired. Robert Wilson realized this vision in his design and successful construction and operation of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (1967-1974...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 248–301.
Published: 28 May 2020
... external and opened up a view of science as a process, including inquiries into experiment, fieldwork, and theory making. Most fundamentally, it broke down old distinctions between words and things, between texts, books, instruments, and images.17 13. Here, we used Robert Merton s approach to analyze the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 209–216.
Published: 02 April 2020
... eggheads who plumbed the secrets of the universe, such as Ernest Lawrence and Robert Wilson built on the evolving understanding of subatomic matter to instigate the radar and atomic bomb projects. These projects showcased the dominating intellectual prowess of physicists as well as their ability to lead...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 31–40.
Published: 02 April 2020
... history of the Strategic Defense Initiative: American influence and economic competition in the late Cold War, Centaurus 52, no. 4 (2010): 338 351; Rebecca Slayton, Arguments that Count: Physics, Computing, and Missile Defense, 1949 2012 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013), chap. 8; Benjamin Wilson...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (5): 504–555.
Published: 01 November 2019
... 925. 506 | L I U a material substance.8 As Gerald Geison, Andrew Reynolds, Robert Brain, and Trevor Pearce have shown, protoplasm theory developed as biologists desires to move away from immaterial vital forces aligned with a diffuse materialism in a broader European scientific culture.9 But...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (4): 351–383.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and was free of the complexities caused by recombination. Based on the database of mtDNA sequence from diverse human populations, a molecular evolution lab at the University of Califor- nia Berkeley, managed by Allan C. Wilson (1934 1991), developed the African Eve theory, which posited that modern...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (4): 420–446.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... 4) and William Sheehan, The Planet Mars: A History of Observations and Discovery (Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1996), 58 145. 10. Schiaparelli used the term canali which most readily translates to channel in English but can also mean canal. Robert Markley describes the word choice as...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (4): 384–419.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Roberts, president of the National Center for Atmo- spheric Research, began in a memo to his colleague Jack Sanderson, Acting Deputy Assistant Director for Science Education at the National Science Foundation. All too often, I suspect, the decision-maker in this predicament 40. Committee on Governmental...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (2): 151–193.
Published: 01 April 2019
... cosmology Robert Dicke Arno Penzias Robert Wilson Bell Laboratories KENDRICK OLIVER* The Lucky Start Toward Today s Cosmology ? Serendipity, the Big Bang Theory, and the Science of Radio Noise in Cold War America ABSTRACT The discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation an inflection point...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (2): 117–150.
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 (2019) 49 (1): 41–69.
Published: 01 February 2019
... particularly mathematically curious and adept represen- tatives of that generation than others like Robert Sokal, who embraced statistics without reservation. Simpson and Anderson saw mathematics as a tool, but saw a role for judgment, experience, and pattern. The ready avail- ability of sophisticated computer...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (4): 403–440.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., M. Lefebvre, J. Melosh, A. Morelli, R. Sabadini, D. Smith, C.-K Tai, G. Visconti, S., Wilson, C. Yoder, and V. Zlotnicki, Interaction with other disciplines and programs in The Interdisci- plinary Role of Space Geodesy, ed. Ivan I. Mueller, S. Zerbini (Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1989), 113. TOPEX...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (3): 300–337.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Heuristics Applied to Synthetic Analysis; RBW Papers, Papers of Robert Burns Woodward, HUGFP 68.8, Harvard University Archives, Cambridge, MA. 300 | Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, Vol. 48, Number 3, pps. 300 337. ISSN 1939-1811, electronic ISSN 1939-182X. © 2018 by the Regents of the University...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (3): 338–379.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Physics, American Institute of Physics, College Park, Maryland; UNC, University Relations: University Develop- ment Program, Physics Department records, call number 40136, University Archives, Manu- scripts Department, Wilson Library, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 338 | Historical...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (2): 123–179.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Curtis A. Wilson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995); MARS, Me´moires de l Aca- demie Royale des Sciences; OLG, uvres de Lagrange (Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1867 1892); OLP, uvres de Laplace (Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1878 1912). | 123 Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, Vol. 48, Number...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 February 2018
... similar trend can be seen with recombinant DNA technology, which was first applied to bacterial and animal cells before its use in plants. 20. On cell fusion and the media, see Henry Harris, The Balance of Improbabilities: A Scientific Life (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987), on 192 94; Duncan Wilson...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (3): 349–388.
Published: 01 June 2017
... experts and authorities often left the public bewildered about whom or what to believe.12 Asked in 1955 about the danger of radioactive dust in the atmosphere, Robert Oppenheimer admitted, Physicists don t know. Specialists in genetics don t know. Nobody knows, and we must take account of this ignorance...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 February 2017
... semantic ambiguities concerning the levels of selection in the late 1960s and early 1970s, by studying in close detail the reflections and exchanges among Hamilton, Price, Robert Trivers, and Ilan Eshel. The challenge in this research was not simply to find and model robust mechanisms for the evolution of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (5): 592–632.
Published: 01 November 2016
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (5): 633–668.
Published: 01 November 2016
...- cational systems were separate and did little research.) See Loren Graham, The Formation of Soviet Research Institutes: A Combination of Revolutionary Innovation and International Borrowing Social Studies 5, no. 3 (1975): 303 29; Robert A. Lewis, Some Aspects of the Research and Development Effort of...