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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (3): 300–337.
Published: 01 June 2019
... physics and historiography. During this process of discipline formation, the concept of fact remained fluid. I reveal this fluidity by unearthing different interpretations and roles of facts in different German contexts around 1800. I demonstrate how a fact-based epistemology emerged at the University of...
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (3): 392–427.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Josep Simon The historiography of physics has reached a great degree of maturity and sophistication, providing many avenues to consider the making of science from a historical perspective. However, the big picture of the making of physics is characterized by a predominant narrative focused on a...
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2006) 36 (2): 275–296.
Published: 01 March 2006
...MORRIS F. LOW ABSTRACT The destruction of Japan's cyclotrons by Occupation Forces after the Pacific War resulted in a major setback for experimental physics in that country. Key figures such as Yoshio Nishina, Sin-itirôô Tomonaga, and Ryôôkichi Sagane strived to help Japan rebuild its scientific...