Aspects of Electromagnetic Theory in the Last Quarter of the Nineteenth Century. Buchwald and Franklin, Kluwer, 2005, pgs. Chicago: the University of Chicago Press. The essays in this volume argue by example that much of the past's rejected science, wrong in retrospect though it may be - and sometimes markedly so - was nevertheless sound and exemplary of enduring standards that transcend the particularities of culture and locale. Oktober 2011 im Info: Der Archivlink wurde automatisch eingesetzt und noch nicht geprüft.
He has written extensively on the history of optics and electromagnetism, but since arriving at Caltech in 2001, he has been examining how scientists in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries engaged with new archeological discoveries and historical chronology. This book is both a biography of the electron and a history of the microphysical world that it opened up. Buchwald is now studying the history of how Egyptian hieroglyphics were deciphered and the replication of Heinrich Hertz's experiments on electric waves. Seit 1995 ist er mit Herausgeber des Archive for the History of Exact Sciences. Thomas Kuhn and the Nature of Science, pgs. For British Journal for the History of Science, 24, 85-94.
The essays in this volume argue by example that much of the past's rejected science, wrong in retrospect though it may be - and sometimes markedly so - was nevertheless sound and exemplary of enduring standards that transcend the particularities of culture and locale. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, 23:39-74. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? These include the role of lecturing and textbooks in the commun. The Investigation of Difficult Things. Edited, with an introduction, by J. Buchwald is Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Professor of History at. The Konopinski-Uhlenbeck Theory of Beta Decay; A.
Buchwald uses as his focus the social and intellectual world of nineteenth-century German physics. Alchemy and the Changing Significance of Analysis; W. Photometry in the Early 19th Century; X. Klein, 1924-2009 , Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, 1-16. The first three contributions concern optics and industry in 19th century Germany; the fourth concerns electric standards in Germany during the same period; the last essay in the volume examines a curious development in the early history of wireless signalling that took place in England, and that has much to say about the establishment and enforcement of standard methods in a rapidly-developing technology that emerged out of a scientific effect. Historical work over the last few decades has shown tha. Ab 1997 war er Sloan Fellow und in Kanada Killiam Fellow.
In 1974, Buchwald joined the faculty of the University of Toronto, where he remained until 1992. Sa s'intitule : Matter, the Medium, and the Electrical Current: A History of Electricity and Magnetism from 1842-1895. The rapidity with which knowledge changes makes much of past science obsolete, and often just wrong, from the present's point of view. In 2004, Buchwald was a Zeeman Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam. Isaac Newton's Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended , published in 1728, one year after the great man's death, unleashed a storm of controversy.
Edited, with an introduction by J. He was previously director of the at. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? Newton's Investigation of Chromatic Dispersion and Achromatic Prisms and Lenses; A. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? He won a MacArthur Fellowship in 1995. The University of Chicago Press. Edited, with an introduction, by J.
By presenting a wide diversity of studies in a single volume, it provides authoritative introductions to scholarly contributions that have tended to be dispersed in journals and books not easily accessible to the general reader. Er befasste sich insbesondere mit der Geschichte der Elektrizitätslehre wie und Optik im 19. Jed's wife Diana Kormos Buchwald is the director of the at Caltech. The book is organized in four parts. Newton's Investigation of Chromatic Dispersion and Achromatic Prisms and Lenses; A. How an Improbable Controversy over an Anicent Artifact Provoked a Modern Debate over Religion and Science. Sa femme, , est directrice du de Caltech.
Ptolemy's Theories of the Latitude of the Planets in the Almagest, Handy Tables, and Planetary Hypothese; N. Mahoney, Histories of Computing, Harvard University Press, 2010. Buchwald participe à l'édition des collections Dibner Institute Studies in the History of Science and Technology et Archimedes: New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. Le Radici dell'Invenzione, Torino:Edizioni Seat, pp. This interest led to a collaboration with Caltech professor Mordechai Feingold focused on Isaac Newton's attempt to date the past using astronomical evidence, resulting in their 2012 book, Newton and the Origin of Civilization Princeton University Press. In the mid to late 1890s, J.