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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (2): 194–225.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Ksenia Tatarchenko Cold War competition shaped the process of computerization in both East and West during the second half of the twentieth century. This article combines insights from Science and Technology Studies, which brought the analysis of Cold War technopolitics beyond the context of the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (3): 338–379.
Published: 01 June 2018
... twentieth century. © 2018 by the Regents of the University of California 2018 general relativity private patronage Cold War anti-gravity Roger Babson Agnew Bahnson Gravity Research Foundation Institute of Field Physics John Wheeler Bryce and Cécile DeWitt DAVID KAISER AND DEAN RICKLES...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (5): 556–591.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Brit Shields This paper seeks to combine studies of émigré scientists, Cold War American science, and cultural histories of mathematical communities by analyzing Richard Courant’s participation in the National Academy of Sciences interacademy exchange program with the Soviet Union in the 1960s...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (5): 592–632.
Published: 01 November 2016
... analysis of local, national, and transnational interactions shaping socialist knowledge-making. Ultimately, Lavrentiev’s ability to make Akademgorodok into the scene of major international encounters highlights the important role of Soviet science in the Cold War circulation of knowledge. © 2016 by the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (2): 119–153.
Published: 01 April 2016
... the Cold War life sciences, and further suggest that this framework might be useful in understanding still other areas of scientific research. I argue that the development of experimental tools and research programs dedicated to plant breeding via nuclear-derived technologies arose where researchers...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (5): 758–804.
Published: 01 November 2015
... became a major branch of physics in the 1960s. The field’s history calls for deeper consideration of the ways in which powerful institutions and the production of knowledge were joined in the Cold War era. Though nonlinear optics was every bit “Cold War science,” the conventional and widely used concept...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (5): 470–502.
Published: 01 November 2014
... path for the Italian project to “de-develop” was set. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 U.S. administration Italy Cold War atomic energy international relations autarchy Euratom SIMONE TURCHETTI* A Most Active Customer: How the U.S. Administration Helped the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2012) 42 (5): 341–388.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Jessica Wang This essay brings together and builds upon histories of cold war American science and studies of objectivity, scientific personae, and the self by exploring the physicist Merle A. Tuve‘s career in the late 1940s and 1950s as a history of selfhood and the emotional dimensions of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2012) 42 (4): 255–282.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Rebecca Slayton Large, military-funded, applied research laboratories became a common and controversial feature of Cold War academe. This paper examines the origins and first twelve years of Lincoln Labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with two primary purposes. First, it extends our...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2012) 42 (4): 283–321.
Published: 01 September 2012
... website, http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2012 anti-militarism ARGUS International Geophysical Year militarism nuclear weapon effects test media Cold War | 2 8 3 *Department of History, University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006; mundeyl@stthom.edu...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2012) 42 (2): 114–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Patrick David Slaney Eugene Rabinowitch intended the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to be an institution of scientific internationalism in the early cold war. He hoped that the Bulletin might serve, faute de mieux , as a site of international contact that would allow his vision of the scientific...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2010) 40 (1): 48–78.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Audra J. Wolfe The American response to Lysenkoism took place at a crucial moment in the evolving relationship between science and the public. Like many professional scientific organizations in the early Cold War, the Genetics Society of America (GSA) resisted involvement in political issues. In...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2009) 39 (3): 269–299.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the University of California Lysenko eugenics Poland Biology Cold War Michurin WI LLIAM D EJONG-LAM B E RT From Eugenics to Lysenkoism: The Evolution of Stanislaw Skowron ABSTRACT This article describes the relationship between Polish geneticist Stanislaw Skowron s views on eugenics...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2006) 37 (1): 87–125.
Published: 01 September 2006
... accounts while placing the research on the field of volcanism and climate change within its larger social and political history. ©© 2006 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 2006 Volcanology climate change nuclear winter cold war NASA William Jackson Humphreys...