Book ID: CBB000066747

Center on the periphery: Historical aspects of 20th-century Swedish physics (1993)


Science History

Publication Date: 1993
Edition Details: Lindqvist, Svante, editor; Hedin, Marika and Kaiserfeld, Thomas, associate editors.
Physical Details: lv + 516 pp.; illus.; notes; bibl.; index

Description Contents: Lindqvist, Svante: Introductory essay: Harry Martinson and the periphery of the atom. Jonsson, Kjell: Physics as culture: Science and Weltanschauung in inter-war Sweden. Gieser, Suzanne: Philosophy and modern physics in Sweden: C.W. Oseen, Oskar Klein, and the intellectual traditions of Uppsala and Lund, 1920-1940. Amelin, Olov: Physics as ideology: Svante Arrhenius as a writer of popular science. Larsson, Ulf: Physics in a stronghold of engineering: Professorial appointments at the Royal Institute of Technology, 1922-1985. Wråkberg, Urban: Where science turns into sports and politics: The decline of Swedish polar research in the early 20th century. Widmalm, Sven: Big science in a small country: Sweden and CERN II. Weinberger, Hans: Physics in uniform: The Swedish Institute of Military Physics, 1939-1945. Nybom, Thorsten: The socialization of science: Technical research and the natural sciences in Swedish research policy in the 1930s and 1940s. Lindström, Stefan: Implementing the welfare state: The emergence of Swedish atomic energy research policy. Hufbauer, Karl: Breakthrough on the periphery: Bengt Edlén and the identification of the coronal lines, 1939-1945. Fridlund, Mats: International acclaim and Swedish obscurity: The fall and rise of David Enskog. Hamilton, Paul C.: Reaching out: Janne Rydberg's struggle for recognition. Stawström, Carl-Olov: Relative acceptance: The introduction and reception of Einstein's theories in Sweden 1905-1965. Kaiserfeld, Thomas: When theory addresses experiment: The Siegbahn-Sommerfeld correspondence, 1917-1940. Lundgren, Anders: The ideological use of instrumentation: The Svedberg, atoms, and the structure of matter. Elzen, Boelie: The failure of a successful artifact: The Svedberg ultracentrifuge. Hå rd, Mikael: Technological drift in science: Swedish radio astronomy in the making, 1942-1976. Kay, Lily E.: The intellectual politics of laboratory technology: The protein network and the Tiselius apparatus. Marelius, Anders, Noreland, Erik: The proud tower: Knut Å ngström and the international style of fin de siècle physics buildings. Bond-Fahlberg, Margareta: Bibliography of the history of 20th-century Swedish physics.

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Review Hentschel, K. (1996) Review of "Center on the periphery: Historical aspects of 20th-century Swedish physics". Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences (pp. 167-69). unapi

Review Abbri, F. (1994) Review of "Center on the periphery: Historical aspects of 20th-century Swedish physics". Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza (pp. 907-9). unapi

Review Friedman, R.M. (1994) Review of "Center on the periphery: Historical aspects of 20th-century Swedish physics". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 350-51). unapi

Review Kragh, H. (1994) Review of "Center on the periphery: Historical aspects of 20th-century Swedish physics". Lychnos (pp. 279-81). unapi

Review Hessenbruch, A. (1995) Review of "Center on the periphery: Historical aspects of 20th-century Swedish physics". British Journal for the History of Science (pp. 246-47). unapi

Review Aaserud, F. (1994) Review of "Center on the periphery: Historical aspects of 20th-century Swedish physics". Science (pp. 1633-34). unapi

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