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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


The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity

Sean F. Johnston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692118
eISBN:
9780191740732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692118.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book follows nuclear engineers, specialists in a field described by early participants as a ‘strange journey through Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘What Buck Rogers reads about when he reads’. Their ... More


The Ether at the Crossroads of Classical and Modern Physics

Imogen Clarke

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797258
eISBN:
9780191838750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797258.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter aims to liberate the ether from its historiographical assignment to classical physics, instead considering its role in debates surrounding the future of the discipline. Focusing on the ... More


Introduction: Ether—The Multiple Lives of a Resilient Concept

Massimiliano Badino and Jaume Navarro

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797258
eISBN:
9780191838750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797258.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter addresses the historiography that justifies the contents of this book along the three major lines: (i) the usual divide between classical physics and modern physics is misleading when ... More


Holograms: A Cultural History

Sean F. Johnston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198712763
eISBN:
9780191781131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712763.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Holograms have been in the public eye for over a half-century, but their influences have deeper cultural roots. No other visual experience is quite like interacting with holograms; no other cultural ... More


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