Controversy and Consensus: Nuclear Beta Decay 1911–1934

  • Authors
  • Carsten Jensen
  • Finn Aaserud
  • Helge Kragh
  • Erik Rüdinger
  • Roger H. Stuewer

Part of the Science Networks · Historical Studies book series (SNHS, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Carsten Jensen, Finn Aaserud, Helge Kragh, Erik Rüdinger, Roger H. Stuewer
    Pages 1-28
  3. Carsten Jensen, Finn Aaserud, Helge Kragh, Erik Rüdinger, Roger H. Stuewer
    Pages 29-53
  4. Carsten Jensen, Finn Aaserud, Helge Kragh, Erik Rüdinger, Roger H. Stuewer
    Pages 55-93
  5. Carsten Jensen, Finn Aaserud, Helge Kragh, Erik Rüdinger, Roger H. Stuewer
    Pages 95-120
  6. Carsten Jensen, Finn Aaserud, Helge Kragh, Erik Rüdinger, Roger H. Stuewer
    Pages 121-143
  7. Carsten Jensen, Finn Aaserud, Helge Kragh, Erik Rüdinger, Roger H. Stuewer
    Pages 145-184
  8. Carsten Jensen, Finn Aaserud, Helge Kragh, Erik Rüdinger, Roger H. Stuewer
    Pages 185-206
  9. Carsten Jensen, Finn Aaserud, Helge Kragh, Erik Rüdinger, Roger H. Stuewer
    Pages 207-212
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 213-217

About this book

Introduction

To all four of us, Carsten was the best possible friend and colleague. To Finn, he was a fellow student in the history of science for several years at the Niels Bohr Institute; to Relge, he was a welcome resource for personal and intellectual interac­ tion in an otherwise less than fertile environment for the history of science; Roger was Carsten's friend and advisor, not least in the development of the dissertation on which the present book is based; and as director of the Niels Bohr Archive, Erik was his main advisor in his historical work. Because he was the person closest to Carsten's work on his Ph. D. dissertation on the history of beta decay, on which the present book is based, it is only fitting that Erik stands as single author of the words in Carsten's memory at the very beginning of this book. Before his untimely death shortly after the completion of the Ph. D. disser­ tation, Carsten had himself plans to develop the dissertation into a book. Being a true perfectionist, he wanted to rework the manuscript substantively, especially with regard to relating it to the broader discussion among historians of science.

Keywords

atom energy history of science particles physics radiation spectra

Editors and affiliations

  • Finn Aaserud
    • 1
  • Helge Kragh
    • 2
  • Erik Rüdinger
    • 3
  • Roger H. Stuewer
    • 4
  1. 1.Niels Bohr ArchiveCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Dept. of History of ScienceUniversity of AarhusAarhus CDenmark
  3. 3.SnekkerstenDenmark
  4. 4.Tate Laboratory of PhysicsUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-8444-0
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 2000
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-0348-9569-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-8444-0
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