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Leave-of-absence

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Pioneered by his predecessor, Horace Lamb, William was granted sabbatical leave for 1898 to investigate the latest developments in physics and to ‘see again my family in England’. The family visited ... More


X-rays and crystals

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

A 1912 letter reported a German experiment that appeared to show that X-rays were waves. William discussed it with his son, who then explained all the observed spots by supposing that X-rays falling ... More


Epilogue

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.00019
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

William moved to the Royal Institution (Ri), finding contentment in its unique atmosphere. He pioneered radio science broadcasts and oversaw continuing research. Gwendoline died in 1929, but ... More


Some Final Thoughts

E. Brian Davies

in Science in the Looking Glass: What Do Scientists Really Know?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199219186
eISBN:
9780191711695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219186.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This final chapter presents a collection of topics which relate to the status of science in society, and to its conflicts with other systems of thought. Topics covered include order and chaos, ... More


Introduction

T. H. Levere

in Discussing Chemistry and Steam: The Minutes of a Coffee House Philosophical Society 1780-1787

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198515302
eISBN:
9780191705694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515302.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter discusses the origins of the Coffee House Philosophical Society, a group of chemists, medical practitioners, political radicals, philosophical clergymen, industrialists, and instrument ... More


The Membership

G. L’E Turner

in Discussing Chemistry and Steam: The Minutes of a Coffee House Philosophical Society 1780-1787

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198515302
eISBN:
9780191705694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515302.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter contains biographical sketches of the members, together with a record of attendance and non-attendance at the meetings, and brief commentary. The men who met at the Chapter Coffee House, ... More


The Minutes of the Society, 1780–1787

T.H. Levere and G.L'E. Turner

in Discussing Chemistry and Steam: The Minutes of a Coffee House Philosophical Society 1780-1787

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198515302
eISBN:
9780191705694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515302.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter details the minutes of the Society in their meetings from 1780 to 1787. It contains a list of the members of the Chapter Coffee House Society, with their corresponding addresses. The ... More


Putting on Airs: Science, Medicine and Polity in the Late Eighteenth-Century

Larry Stewart

in Discussing Chemistry and Steam: The Minutes of a Coffee House Philosophical Society 1780-1787

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198515302
eISBN:
9780191705694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515302.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter looks at the members of the Society in a wider context. It demonstrates the importance of the entire group for historians of 18th-century politics, industry, and society, as well as for ... More


A very difficult affair indeed: Retirement, 1966–71

Graeme K. Hunter

in Light is a Messenger: The Life and Science of William Lawrence Bragg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529217
eISBN:
9780191712937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529217.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter details William Lawrence Bragg's retirement years. Following Bragg's retirement, he and Alice lived in London most of the year. In November 1966, Bragg was awarded the highest honor of ... More


Quantum electrodynamics and Julian Schwinger’s path to fame

JAGDISH MEHRA and KIMBALL A. MILTON

in Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In the beginning of June 1947, the Shelter Island Conference was held in New York to discuss the fundamental problems of quantum mechanics, of which J. Robert Oppenheimer was the acknowledged leader. ... More


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