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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (3): 338–379.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., as scientists and patrons revised their arrangements to address what came to seem weak or ineffective features of the original efforts. These unusual philanthropic efforts played an outsized role in spurring what has been called the renaissance of general relativity during the middle decades of the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (2): 99–139.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Aaron Sidney Wright The history of Penrose diagrams in the physics of General Relativity (GR) is presented. It is argued that the diagrams did conceptual work for physicists, providing a literal place for abstract, formal objects. Penrose diagrams were associated with the mathematics of conformal...