Physics As A Calling, Science For Society: Studies In Honour Of A. J. Kox by Arne MaasPhysics As A Calling, Science For Society: Studies In Honour Of A. J. Kox by Arne Maas

Physics As A Calling, Science For Society: Studies In Honour Of A. J. Kox

EditorArne Maas, Henriëtte Schatz

Paperback | December 15, 2014

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Physics as a Calling, Science for Society is a token of appreciation for A. J. Kox on his retirement as Pieter Zeeman Professor of History of Science at the University of Amsterdam. The papers, written by close colleagues from the Netherlands and abroad, reflect Kox’ own fields of interest: physics and Dutch science in the period 1850-1950. The book focuses especially on the two towering figures of theoretical physics to whom Kox has devoted a large part of his professional life: Hendrik Lorentz and Albert Einstein. A central theme in many of the contributions is the tension that existed in this period between fundamental science and social concerns.

 

Ad Maas is historian of science and curator at Museum Boerhaave in Leiden, the Netherlands.
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Title:Physics As A Calling, Science For Society: Studies In Honour Of A. J. KoxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:227 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:December 15, 2014Publisher:Leiden University Press AcademicLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9087281986

ISBN - 13:9789087281984

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