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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
... RESEARCH AT USP In line with a long-established tradition in meridional astronomy, botany, geography, and geodesy, scientists in the 1930s and 40s travelled extensively. Brazil was a port of call for several scientific expeditions in this period, offering the chance for personal interactions between local...
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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
... ARSON post World War II HEP at the journal s center of gravity as it was relaunched as Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (HSNS).4 Authors extended a big science framing to astronomy, gravitational, and space research, for instance, Harry Collins on LIGO or David Munns on radio astronomy.5 The...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-258–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.58
Published: 02 April 2020
...: The Stability of the Solar System in Eighteenth-Century Physical Astronomy, HSNS 48, no. 2 (2018): 123 79. 21. David Sepkoski and Marco Tamborini, Cameralism, Statistics, and the Visual Language of Natural History in the Nineteenth Century, HSNS 48, no. 1 (2018): 56 109. 22. Sjang L. Ten Hagen...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-241–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.41
Published: 02 April 2020
..., Phrenological Knowledge and the Social Structure of Early Nineteenth- Century Edinburgh, Annals of Science 32, no. 3 (1975): 219 14; Donald MacKenzie, Statistical Theory and Social Interests: A Case-Study, Social Studies of Science 8, no. 1 (1978): 35 83. 15. Sheila Jasanoff, States of Knowledge: The Co...
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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
... and Society (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998); Barbara J. Shapiro, A Culture of Fact: England, 1550 1720 (New York: Cornell University Press, 2000). On the use of the concept of fact in later periods: e.g., Theodore M. Porter, Statistical and Social Facts from Quetelet to Durkheim...
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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
... esteem within either of its parent disciplines, physics or astronomy. The excite- ment stimulated decades before by Einstein s theory of general relativity, which conceived of the entire universe as woven into a four-dimensional fabric of space-time and recast gravity as the warping of that fabric by...
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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
..., evolution of experimental technique, production of knowledge *University Museum Network and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna, Via Zamboni 33, 40126, Bologna, eugenio.bertozzi2@unibo.it. The following abbreviation is used: CERN, European Council for Nuclear Research. | 117...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485549–556 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.549
Published: 01 November 2018
... well be extended back to Babylon. The fundamental importance of the production and analysis of data for astronomy, laboratory sciences, engineering, statistics, and, more recently, 550 | D E CHADAREV I AN AND PORTER genomics is now widely recognized.2 The accumulation and deployment of data in medical...
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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
... water utilities, building what became a successful stock-market brokerage firm. By the 1920s, thousands of clients received Babson s monthly stock-tip reports, which were filled with statistical measures of market trends though economist John Kenneth Galbraith later dismissed Babson s approach as so...
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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
..., pedagogical canons, and the future development of science itself. KEY WORDS: quantum interpretation, pilot wave theory, J. S. Bell, Louis de Broglie, orthodox narratives, pedagogy, consensus, omission *Science, Technology, and Society Program and Department of Physics & Astronomy, Vassar College, 124 Raymond...
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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
... make optical use of his particular conception of the human mind. © 2017 by the Regents of the University of California 2017 Anton Pannekoek epistemic virtues scientific persona statistical astronomy Milky Way appearance historical materialism left radicalism Jacobus Kapteyn CHAOKANG...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 463270–312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.3.270
Published: 01 June 2016
... California 2016 oceanography naval patronage industrial patronage state patronage storm surges Liverpool Observatory and Tidal Institute flooding statistical forecasting methods ANNA CARLSSON-HYSLOP* Patronage and Practice in British Oceanography: The Mixed Patronage of Storm Surge Science at...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 462154–206 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.2.154
Published: 01 April 2016
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 461110–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.1.110
Published: 01 February 2016
... American science brings together insights from earlier chapters and offers a broad interpretation of astronomy, cosmology, petroleum, and geophysics in the United States. It examines Taylorism and scientific management, but explores the different ways these were taken up in a variety of disciplinary and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 4611–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.1.1
Published: 01 February 2016
... laws of motion See Curtis A. Wilson, Kepler s Laws, So-Called Newsletter of the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society 31 (1994): 1 2. 2 | A CHBAR I AND LUNTEREN in their authoritative writings on the nature of science, and in this respect they were echoed throughout the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 44137–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.1.37
Published: 01 February 2014
... astronomy, physics, or chemistry. Geology had advanced through inductive generalizations about observational evidence. During the nineteenth century, intensive mapping had led to significant theoretical insights. Still, geologists were concerned with explaining the unknown and the earth s past as it...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 434453–491 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.4.453
Published: 01 September 2013
... and Twiss themselves. The building of this device in astronomy thus renewed the old controversy about the nature of light. Later on, with the invention of lasers, the HBT experimental results played a role in developments leading to the creation of quantum optics and currently play a role in various...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 433371–380 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.3.371
Published: 01 June 2013
...- logical and conceptual groundwork for what would become a thirty-year pro- ject. In it, she mined a large and diverse range of published and unpublished primary and secondary sources, provided a statistical analysis of women s positions as reported in key directories (especially American Men of Science...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 4311–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.1.1
Published: 01 February 2013
... engagement across languages, religions, and oceans has been integral to the scientific endeavor since the Republic of Letters at the latest, while by the mid-nineteenth century, collaborative celestial and terrestrial mapping projects in astronomy, geophysics, and meteorology coor- dinated individuals...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2011; 413354–364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2011.41.3.354
Published: 01 August 2011
... a history of astronomy, physics, physiology, or psychology? All of the above. The prose is efficient, yet full of colorful detail. What exactly is the status of the tenth of a second that is the unifying central object of Canales s multifarious interests? I stated above that the book is about how...