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Science -- History.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Harriet Ritvo papers

Identifier: MC-0673

The collection documents the activities of Harriet Ritvo who was a professor of history at MIT beginning in 1979. Materials in the collection, spanning 1965 - 2020, document her academic career. They consist of research materials, notes, and drafts of her writing, conference talks, essays, and course materials related to classes Ritvo taught at MIT.

Dates: 1870 - 2020

Thomas S. Kuhn papers

Identifier: MC-0240
Abstract The collection documents the career of Thomas S. Kuhn, who taught at Harvard, the University of California, Berkeley, and Princeton University, before coming to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1979 as professor of philosophy and the history of science. He became the Lawrence S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy in 1983, and emeritus in 1991. His research focused on the principles behind the evolution of science and the nature of scientific change, and the influence of language on...
Dates: 1936 - 2000

Victor Frederick Weisskopf papers

Identifier: MC-0572
Abstract The collection documents the professional life and career of Victor Frederick Weisskopf (1908-2002) from the 1920s through 2002. Educated in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, Weisskopf made contributions to the quantum theory of radiative transitions, the self-energy of electrons, the electrodynamic properties of the vacuum, and the theory of nuclear reactions. In 1943, several years after his move to the United States, Weisskopf was invited to join the Manhattan Project, where he served as...
Dates: 1922 - 2002