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Thiele: Pioneer in Statistics

Steffen L. Lauritzen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198509721
eISBN:
9780191709197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509721.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Thorvald Nicolai Thiele was a brilliant Danish researcher of the 19th century. He was a professor of Astronomy at the University of Copenhagen and the founder of Hafnia, the first Danish private ... More


The Greate Invention of Algebra: Thomas Harriot's Treatise on equations

Jacqueline A. Stedall

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198526025
eISBN:
9780191712364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526025.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book casts new light on the work of Thomas Harriot (c.1560-1621), an innovative thinker and practitioner in several branches of the mathematical sciences, including navigation, astronomy, ... More


Absolute space?

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0020
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Radio astronomy, as first applied by Penzias and Wilson, showed that all space is permeated by a low level of radiation. This is left over from the big bang at the beginning of the universe and is a ... More


Astrophysical Lasers

Vladilen Letokhov and Sveneric Johansson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548279
eISBN:
9780191720512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548279.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Progress in modern radio astronomy led to the discovery of space masers in the microwave range, and it became a powerful tool for studies of interstellar star-forming molecular clouds. Progress in ... More


Historical Supernovae and their Remnants

F. Richard Stephenson and David A. Green

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507666
eISBN:
9780191709876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507666.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book reviews both the historical observations of supernovae (SNe) seen in our Galaxy over the last two millennia — and recorded in East Asia (China, Japan, Korea) as ‘guest stars’, Europe and ... More


From Cosmos to Chaos: The Science of Unpredictability

Peter Coles

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567622
eISBN:
9780191718250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567622.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Cosmology has undergone a revolution in recent years. The exciting interplay between astronomy and fundamental physics has led to dramatic revelations, including the existence of the dark matter and ... More


The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616–1703): Volume II (1660 – September 1668)

Philip Beeley and Christoph Scriba

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198566014
eISBN:
9780191713996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566014.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This is the second book of a six volume edition of the complete correspondence of one of the leading figures in the scientific revolution of the 17th century, the Oxford mathematician and theologian ... More


Entering into a New Paradigm

William A. Richards and G. William Barnard

in Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

A shift in how we understand reality.


 Coda

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Reasons why Lewis's critics were not looking for a secret layer of meaning. Reasons why Lewis's critics were not interested in astrology. The extent to which Lewis knew about astronomy. The extent to ... More


Table making in astronomy

Arthur L. Norberg

in The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508410
eISBN:
9780191708831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Throughout history, astronomers have studied the motions of the bodies of the solar system. In the second half of the 17th century, these studies took a monumental step forward with Isaac Newton's ... More


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