The Working Group on the History of the Physical Sciences meets monthly to discuss a colleague’s work in progress or to discuss readings that are of particular interest to participants. Meetings are usually held at the Consortium offices in Philadelphia from 6:30 to 8:00 on first Wednesdays. Scholars located anywhere can also participate online.
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February 4, 2015
- Cameron Lazaroff-Puck, University of Minnesota with introduce his paper “Gearing up for Lagrangian Dynamics: The Flywheel Analogy in Maxwell’s 1865 Paper on Electrodynamics”.
- March 4, 2015
- April 1, 2015
- May 6, 2015
- December 3, 2014
- Carsten Reinhardt of CHF introduced his draft paper, “The Dynamics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.”
- Oct 29, 2014
- Nasser Zakariya of CHF introduced a draft book chapter, “Tales of Hawks and Hounds: Scientific Narratives of the SSC and NASA Origins”
- Oct 1, 2014
- Jessica Wang of UBC introduced her article “Physics, Emotion, and the Scientific Self: Merle Tuve’s Cold War”, HSNS v.42 n.5.
- May 7, 2014
- Joe Martin of Colby College introduced his paper, “The Simple and Courageous Course: Industrial Patronage of Basic Research at the University of Chicago, 1945–1961.”
- April 2, 2014
- Bill Rankin of Yale introduced his draft chapter on the politics of military coordinate systems and alternatives to latitude and longitude, “Aiming Guns, Recording Land, and Stitching Map to Territory: The Invention of Cartographic Grid Systems, 1914-1939.”
- March 5, 2014
- Teasel Muir-Harmony of MIT and PACHS introduced her paper “Selling Space Capsules, Moon Rocks, and America: The Use of Spaceflight in Public Diplomacy, 1961-1979.”
- February 5, 2014
- Alex Csiszar of Harvard University and Chemical Heritage Foundation introduced his “Owning It: authorship and discovery, 1835-1850.”
- December 4, 2013
- Alex Wellerstein of the American Institute of Physics introduced his “‘Old H-bomb arguments never die!’ Secrecy, invention, and the Teller-Ulam priority dispute.”
- November 6, 2013
- Evan Hepler-Smith of Princeton University introduced his draft “Systematic nomenclature at the 1892 Geneva Congress and the structuring of the molecular world.”
- October 2, 2013
- Matt Stanley of NYU introduced his “By design: James Clerk Maxwell and the evangelical unification of science”, The British Journal for the History of Science, 45 (2012) pp 57-73
- May 11, 2013
- Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of the Physical Sciences
- April 2, 2013
- Jeffery Womack introduced his draft Ethics of Uncertainty: Medicine, the Roentgen Ray, and the Erythema Dose
- March 5, 2013
- Ann Robinson introduced a dissertation chapter, Not Like Minerva From the Head of Jupiter: The Foundation and Discovery of the Periodic Law, 1860-1869
- February 5, 2013
- Richard Staley introduced his Trajectories in the history and historiography of physics in the twentieth century
- December 4, 2012
- Joe Martin introduced his draft dissertation chapter A Good Name and Great Riches: Materials Science, Condensed Matter Physics, and the Seeds of Solid State’s Fracture
- November 6, 2012
- Ari Gross introduced his Pictures and Pedagogy: The Role of Diagrams in Feynman’s Early Lectures, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. 43 (3). pp. 184-94. 2012.
- October 2, 2012
- Ann Robinson introduced Elements of the Table: Visual Discourse and the Preperiodic Representation of Chemical Classification by Benjamin R. Cohen, Configurations 12 (2004): 41-75