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Big Science and “Big Science Studies” in the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War

Elena Aronova

in Science and Technology in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027953
eISBN:
9780262326100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027953.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

‘Big Science’ as a notion was coined in 1960 by physicist Alvin Weinberg and physicist-turned-historian Derek de Solla Price, and immediately became the center of heated discussions in the U.S. ... More


SSK, Constructivism, and the Paradoxical Legacy Of Polanyi and the 1930s Generation

Mary Jo Nye

in Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226610634
eISBN:
9780226610658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610658.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on David Edge, who, among the three founding generations in the social epistemology of science, was a member of the transitional second generation in Great Britain. Edge helped ... More


Publish or perish

Gianfranco Pacchioni

in The Overproduction of Truth: Passion, Competition, and Integrity in Modern Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198799887
eISBN:
9780191864858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799887.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

How many new papers are published each year? Based on the analysis of De Solla Price, from 1960 till more recent evaluations, an exponential growth rate has led to 2–2.4 million new publications ... More


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