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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


Convergence

Katherine Howlett Hayes

in Slavery before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island's Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785775
eISBN:
9780814724699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785775.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces Sylvester Manor's history, revealing a complicated social setting that runs counter to traditional stories of colonial life. Drawing on Sylvester Manor's own archive, the colonial ... More


Forgetting to Remember, Remembering to Forget

Katherine Howlett Hayes

in Slavery before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island's Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785775
eISBN:
9780814724699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785775.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the processes and reasons for forgetting the more complex history of the Sylvester Manor plantation and Shelter Island more generally. By the end of the eighteenth century, the ... More


The Islands of Port Shelter

John Strickland

in Southern District Officer Reports: Islands and Villages in Rural Hong Kong, 1910-60

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028382
eISBN:
9789882207400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028382.003.0090
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides reports of administrative officers' visits and trips to the Islands of Port Shelter which is composed of Yim Tin Tsai, Kau Sai, High Island (Leung Shuen Wan), Town Island, ... More


Quantum Chemistry qua Programming: Computers and the Cultures of Quantum Chemistry

Kostas Gavroglu and Ana Simões

in Neither Physics nor Chemistry: A History of Quantum Chemistry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016186
eISBN:
9780262298759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016186.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Two conferences, the first held in 1959 in Boulder, Colorado, and the second in 1970 in Bethesda, Maryland, heralded a new period in quantum chemistry: the use of computers. The 1959 conference ... More


Slavery before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island's Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884

Katherine Howlett Hayes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785775
eISBN:
9780814724699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785775.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The study of slavery in the Americas generally assumes a basic racial hierarchy: Africans or those of African descent are usually the slaves, and white people usually the slaveholders. This book ... More


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