Woodruff T Sullivan
Organization and pursuit of the physical and astrophysical sciences, focusing on the major unifying principles of physics and astronomy and the social and cultural settings in which they were created. Offered: jointly with ASTR 313.
The history of physics and astronomy from ~1800 to ~1940. The social, intellectual, political, and philosophical aspects of the development of the physical sciences during this period. Biographical aspects of leading scientists during this period.
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No specific courses, but at least third-year status.
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