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The Age of InnocenceNuclear Physics between the First and Second World Wars

The Age of Innocence: Nuclear Physics between the First and Second World Wars

Roger H. Stuewer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827870
eISBN:
9780191866586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827870.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

Nuclear physics emerged as the dominant field in experimental and theoretical physics between 1919 and 1939, the two decades between the First and Second World Wars. Milestones were Ernest ... More

Ether and ModernityThe recalcitrance of an epistemic object in the early twentieth century

Ether and Modernity: The recalcitrance of an epistemic object in the early twentieth century

Jaume Navarro (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797258
eISBN:
9780191838750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797258.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book is a snapshot of the ether qua epistemic object in the early twentieth century. It shows that the ether was not necessarily regarded as the residue of old-fashioned science, but often as ... More

It Keeps Me SeekingThe Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion

It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion

Andrew Briggs, Hans Halvorson, and Andrew Steane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808282
eISBN:
9780191866944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808282.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Two scientists and a philosopher aim to show how science both enriches and is enriched by Christian faith. The text is written around four themes: 1. God is a being to be known, not a hypothesis to ... More

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