Leadership and Creativity: A History of the Cavendish Laboratory, 1871-1919 by Dong-Won KimLeadership and Creativity: A History of the Cavendish Laboratory, 1871-1919 by Dong-Won Kim

Leadership and Creativity: A History of the Cavendish Laboratory, 1871-1919

byDong-Won Kim

Paperback | December 5, 2010

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This book intends to answer the following questions: What made it possible to create the Cavendish Laboratory in the 1870s? What was the Laboratory's principal role within Cambridge University and how did this role change over time? Who performed research at the Cavendish, when did they work there, and what topics did they investigate? In what ways and to what extent did the Laboratory's directors influence the work of Cavendish researchers? How did the Cavendish become the mecca of experimental physics during the first third of the twentieth century? In short, why was the Cavendish Laboratory so successful? In his search for the most plausible answers, the author makes clear that the history of Cavendish Laboratory is not only the story of a successful physics laboratory but also the story of great men.
Title:Leadership and Creativity: A History of the Cavendish Laboratory, 1871-1919Format:PaperbackDimensions:249 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:December 5, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. List of Abbreviations. Introduction. 1: The Beginning of the Cavendish Traditions, 1871-1879. 1.1. Preparing the Way. 1.2. Physics Education at Cambridge during the 1870s. 1.3. Three Cavendish Traditions: Maxwell's Legacy as director of the Cavendish Laboratory. 1.4. Researchers and Researches. 2: Rayleigh's Directorship, 1880-1884. 2.1. The Election of Lord Rayleigh. 2.2. Organizational Changes. 2.3. Rayleigh's Determination of the Ohm. 2.4. Researchers and Researches. 2.5. Rayleigh and the Continuation of Maxwell's Guidelines for the Cavendish Laboratory. 3: J.J. Thomson's First Ten Years at the Cavendish, 1885-1894. 3.1. The Election of J.J. Thomson. 3.2. J.J. Thomson as a Researcher. 3.3. Consolidating the Organization of the Cavendish Laboratory. 3.4. Researchers and Researches. 3.5. Was there a "Cavendish School" in 1894? 4: The Emergence of the Cavendish School, 1895-1900. 4.1. The 1895 Regulation. 4.2. J.J. Thomson and the Newcomers. 4.3. Organization. 4.4. Researchers and Researches. 4.5. The Emergence of the Cavendish School. 5: J.J. Thomson's Leadership and the Development of the Cavendish School, 1901-1914. 5.1. J.J. Thomson's Research in the New Century. 5.2. J.J. Thomson's Leadership and the Cavendish School. 5.3. Organization. 5.4. Researchers and Researches. 5.5. The Decline of J.J. Thomson's Leadership. 6: The End of an Era, 1914-1919. 6.1. World War I and the Cavendish Laboratory. 6.2. The End of the Thomson Era. References. Index.