Recent Publications of Interest

Compiled by Greg Good

This is our usual compilation of some (by no means all) recently published articles on the history of modern physics, astronomy, geophysics, and allied fields. Note that these bibliographies have been posted on our Web site since 1994, and you can search the full text of all of them (along with our annual book bibliography, recent Catalog of Sources entries, exhibit materials, etc.) by using the "Search" icon on our site index: www.aip.org/history/s-index.htm.

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Notes and Records of the Royal Society

Vol. 64, No. 4: M.I. Grossman, "William Higgins at the Dublin Society, 1810–20: the loss of a professorship and a claim to the atomic theory"; J. Wess, "Crookes's radiometers: a train of thought manifest".

Perspectives on Science

Vol. 18, No. 3: Jed Z. Buchwald, "A Reminiscence of Thomas Kuhn"; Vasso Kindi, "Novelty and Revolution in Art and Science: The Influence of Kuhn on Cavell”; K. Brad Wray, "Kuhn’s Constructivism"; Struan Jacobs, "J.B. Conant’s Other Assistant: Science as Depicted by Leonard K. Nash, including Reference to Thomas Kuhn"; Stephanie Solomon, "Kuhn’s Alternative Path: Science and the Social Resistance to Criticism"; and Alex Levine, "Thomas Kuhn’s Cottage".

Vol. 18, No. 4: Jeffrey McDonough, "Leibniz's Optics and Contingency in Nature".

Vol. 19, No. 1: Gert Goeminne, "Once upon a Time I was a Nuclear Physicist. What the Politics of Sustainability can Learn from the Nuclear Laboratory".

Vol. 19, No. 2: Paul Pojman, "The Influence of Biology and Psychology upon Physics: Ernst Mach Revisited".

British Journal for the History of Science

Vol. 43, No. 158: Thomas F. Mayer, "The Roman Inquisition’s precept to Galileo (1616)”; Omar W. Nasim, "Observation, working images and procedure: the 'Great Spiral' in Lord Rosse’s astronomical record books and beyond"; Cyrus C.M. Mody and Michael Lynch, "Test objects and other epistemic things: a history of a nanoscale object".

Vol. 44, No. 160: Stephen Pumfrey, " 'Your astronomers and ours differ exceedingly': the controversy over the 'new star' of 1572 in the light of a newly discovered text by Thomas Digges"; and Kevin Lambert, “The uses of analogy: James Clerk Maxwell’s 'On Faraday's lines of force' and early Victorian analogical argument".

Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences

Vol. 41, No. 1: Lewis Pyenson, "The Enlightened Image of Nature in the Dutch East Indies: Consequences of Postmodernist Doctrine for Broad Structures and Intimate Life"; and Suman Seth, "The History of Physics after the Cultural Turn" [essay review].

Vol. 41, No. 2: Arturo Russo, "Europe’s Path to Mars: The European Space Agency's Mars Express Mission"; and Olof Hallonsten, "Growing Big Science in a Small Country: MAX-lab and the Swedish Research Policy System".

Physics in Perspective

Vol. 12, No. 4: C. Olivotto and A. Testa, "Galileo and the Movies"; S. Reif-Acherman, "Henri Victor Regnault: Experimentalist of the Science of Heat"; P. Halpern, "The Physical Tourist: A DC Circuit Tour"; and H. Lustig, "The Life and Times of Werner Heisenberg" [essay review].

Vol. 13, No. 1: H. Kragh, "Resisting the Bohr Atom: The Early British Opposition"; C.H. Holbrow, "Dick Crane's California Days"; and L. Bonolis, "Bruno Rossi and the Racial Laws of Fascist Italy".

Physics Today

Vol. 63, No. 8 (August 2010): T.N. Narasimhan, "Thermal conductivity through the 19th century".

Vol. 63, No. 9 (Sept.): Dirk van Delft and Peter Kes, "The discovery of superconductivity".

Vol. 63, No. 10 (Oct.): Alan J. Friedman, "The evolution of the science museum".

Vol. 63, No. 12 (Dec.): Kameshwar C. Wali, “Chandra: A biographical portrait”; Freeman Dyson, "Chandrasekhar’s role in 20th-century science"; Robert M. Wald, "Some memories of Chandra"; and S. Chandrasekhar, "Beauty and the quest for beauty in science".

Vol. 64, No. 3 (March 2011): Robert P. Crease, "Politics of precision in ancient China".

Vol. 64, No. 5 (May): John Dvorak, "The origin of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory".

Vol. 64, No. 6 (June): Robert W. Hamm and Marianne E. Hamm, "The beam business: Accelerators in industry".

Isis

Vol. 101, No. 2: Sabine Clarke, "Pure Science with a Practical Aim: The Meanings of Fundamental Research in Britain, circa 1916–1950"; Hunter Heyck and David Kaiser, "Introduction" [on science and the Cold War]; and Zouyue Wang, "Transnational Science during the Cold War: The Case of Chinese/American Scientists".

Vol. 101, No. 4: Peter Heering, "An Experimenter's Gotta Do What an Experimenter's Gotta Do—But How?"; Iwan Rhys Morus, "Worlds of Wonder: Sensation and the Victorian Scientific Performance"; Natasha Myers, "Pedagogy and Performativity: Rendering Laboratory Lives in the Documentary Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist"; and Klaus Hentschel, "Heisenberg Contextualized" [essay review].

Vol. 102, No. 1: Edward J. Larson, "Public Science for a Global Empire: The British Quest for the South Magnetic Pole".

History of Geo- and Space Sciences

Vol. 1, No. 1: A. Nishida, "Early Japanese contributions to space weather research (1945–1960)"; A. Egeland and W.J. Burke, "Kristian Birkeland's pioneering investigations of geomagnetic disturbances"; and W. Schröder, "The development of the aurora of 18 January 1770".

Vol. 1, No. 2: F. Halberg, et al., "Egeson's transtridecadal weather cycling and sunspots"; M. Mandea, et al., "Alexander von Humboldt's charts of the Earth’s magnetic field: an assessment based on modern models"; and W. Schröder, et al., "Georg von Neumayer and geomagnetic research".

Vol. 2, No. 1: P. Stauning, "Danish auroral science history".

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