Article ID: CBB000030376

The discovery of cosmic rays: Rivalries and controversies between Europe and the United States (1991)


Description “The controversy that opposed Millikan to his European colleagues during the 1920s is a very useful case-study since it sheds light on the interplay between scientific and extra-scientific factors in the phase of growth and consolidation of the new field of research in cosmic rays.”

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Authors & Contributors
Kargon, Robert H.
Kargon, Robert Hugh
Holton, Gerald James
Kevles, Daniel J.
Franklin, Allan D.
Goto, Michiko
Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences
科学史研究 Kagakusi Kenkyu (History of Science)
Scientific American
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Physics Today
Physics Teacher
Cornell University Press
Princeton University Press
Electron physics; ionization
Explanation; hypotheses; theories
Methodology of science; scientific method
Scientific misconduct; fraud in science
Science and ethics
Millikan, Robert Andrews
Compton, Arthur Holly
Ehrenhaft, Felix
Raman, Chandrasekhara Venkata
Wood, Robert Williams
Fleischmann, Martin
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
California Institute of Technology

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