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Introduction

Theresa Levitt

in The Shadow of Enlightenment: Optical and Political Transparency in France 1789-1848

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199544707
eISBN:
9780191720178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544707.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The ‘optical revolution’ has long referred to the seminal moment in physical optics begun by Arago and Biot's work on the polarization of light. This book argues that the revolution was not confined ... More


Holographic Visions: A History of New Science

Sean Johnston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198571223
eISBN:
9780191718908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571223.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Holography exploded on the scientific world in 1964, but its slow fuse had been burning much longer. Over the next four decades, the echoes of that explosion reached scientists, engineers, artists, ... More


Mapping the Spectrum: Techniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hentschel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509530
eISBN:
9780191709050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509530.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book describes how advances in recording and printing technologies influenced the research and teaching styles of succeeding generations of physicists, chemists, and astronomers, particularly ... More


Conclusion: Creative Visions

SEAN F. JOHNSTON

in Holographic Visions: A History of New Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198571223
eISBN:
9780191718908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571223.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This final chapter explores deeper themes in the history of holography. First, it explores how the technical history cannot be divorced from the communities that supported and grew with it. Second, ... More


Defining the Scientific Holographer

SEAN F. JOHNSTON

in Holographic Visions: A History of New Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198571223
eISBN:
9780191718908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571223.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter shifts focus to 'holographers', the creators of holograms. The first community of these practitioners developed a scientific working culture having shared values. They developed ... More


Introduction

Klaus Hentschel

in Mapping the Spectrum: Techniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509530
eISBN:
9780191709050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509530.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This introductory chapter begins with a survey of the rapidly expanding study of visual representations in science, followed by a discussion of spectroscopy as a prime example of a visual science ... More


The Material Culture of Printing

Klaus Hentschel

in Mapping the Spectrum: Techniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509530
eISBN:
9780191709050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509530.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the material culture of printing spectra in the 19th century. The social setting of print experts, their wages, and total numbers in various countries (especially France, ... More


Implanting industrial cultures

Sean F. Johnston

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692118
eISBN:
9780191740732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692118.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Wartime experiences seeded the new nuclear specialists, and these environments gestated their post-war opportunities. The laboratories and production sites merged industrial and scientific cultures. ... More


Unstable impressions

Sean F. Johnston

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692118
eISBN:
9780191740732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692118.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

During the Second World War and for a decade after it, secrecy kept nuclear specialists from public view. Popular representations evolved in step with political contexts, from admired ‘atomic ... More


What Symbols Are

Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology: Dealing with Information from Bacteria to Minds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608485
eISBN:
9780191729539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0020
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

After considering the main differences and connections between symbol and sign, similarities and differences between symbol and information are examined. A new dimension of symbols is introduced: ... More


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