The End of "Recent Publications on the History of Physics"
When the American Institute of Physics established its offices in College Park, Maryland, in 1994, a new feature appeared in the History Newsletter: "Recent Publications on the History of Physics." For several years, Stephen G. Brush at the University of Maryland compiled this bibliography and organized it by topic: Philosophy of Science, Science and Society, and so on. In 1998, Per F. Dahl and Eleanor Dahl joined Brush in combing the literature and jointly provided this service. Then the Dahls assembled the bibliography on their own.
After fifteen years, however, this column is being discontinued. Per and Eleanor Dahl and Stephen Brush are moving on to other things. Fortunately they continued the bibliography until the function could be provided by new, readily available, internet tools. We at the History Center and Niels Bohr Library & Archives thank them all for their dedication to history of physics. Their service filled a critical niche.