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Stuewer, Roger H.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 158 publications in 2 languages and 4,200 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QC7, 509
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Roger H Stuewer
 
Most widely held works by Roger H Stuewer
Springs of scientific creativity : essays on founders of modern science by Rutherford Aris( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematician Henri Poincaré was boarding a bus when he realized that the transformations of non-Euclidean geometry were just those he needed in his research on the theory of functions. He did not have to interrupt his conversation, still less to verify the equation in detail; his insight was complete at that point. Poincaré's insight into his own creativity -- his awareness that preliminary cogitation and the working of the subconscious had prepared his mind for an intuitive flash of recognition -- is just one of many possible analyses of scientific creativity, a subject as fascinating as it is elusive. The authors of this book have chosen to search for the springs of scientific creativity by examining the lives and work of a dozen innovative thinkers in the fields of mathematics, physics, and chemistry from the seventeenth down to the mid-twentieth century
Historical and philosophical perspectives of sciences. Edited by Roger H. Stuewer by Roger H Stuewer( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Compton effect: turning point in physics by Roger H Stuewer( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physical tourist : a science guide for the traveler by John S Rigden( )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typical travel guides have sections on architecture, art, literature, music and cinema. Rarely are any science-related sites identified. For example, a current travel guide for Germany contains one tidbit on science: Einstein is identified as the most famous citizen of Ulm. By contrast, this travel guide walks a tourist through Berlin and identifies where Max Planck started the quantum revolution, where Einstein lived and gave his early talks on general relativity, and where, across the street, Einstein's books were burned by the Nazis. Or, if you are walking in Paris, this guide tells you where radioactivity was discovered and where radium was discovered. Scientific discoveries of the past, like art of the past, has shaped life in the 21st century. From this travel guide, a tourist will learn what other guides leave out.--Publisher's website
Nuclear physics in retrospect : proceedings of a symposium on the 1930's by Symposium on the History of Nuclear Physics( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Invention of physical science : intersections of mathematics, theology, and natural philosophy since the seventeenth century : essays in honor of Erwin N. Hiebert by Mary Jo Nye( Book )

15 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern physical science is constituted by specialized scientific fields rooted in experimental laboratory work and in rational and mathematical representations. Contemporary scientific explanation is rigorously differentiated from religious interpretation, although, to be sure, scientists sometimes do the philosophical work of interpreting the metaphysics of space, time, and matter. However, it is rare that either theologians or philosophers convincingly claim that they are doing the scientific work of physical scientists and mathematicians." "The rigidity of these divisions and differentiations is relatively new. Modern physical science was invented slowly and gradually through interactions of the aims and contents of mathematics, theology, and natural philosophy since the seventeenth century. In essays ranging in focus from seventeenth-century interpretations of heavenly comets to twentieth-century explanations of tracks in bubble chambers, ten historians of science demonstrate metaphysical and theological threads continuing to underpin the epistemology and practice of the physical sciences and mathematics, even while they became disciplinary specialties during the last three centuries." "The volume is prefaced by tributes to Erwin N. Hiebert, whose teaching and scholarship have addressed and inspired attention to these issues."--Jacket
The Michelson era in American science, 1870-1930( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of innocence : nuclear physics between the first and second world wars by Roger H Stuewer( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of nuclear physics sets the experimental innovations and theoretical breakthroughs in the field in the period between the two world wars within the contexts of the lives and personalities of the physicists who made them and the physical, intellectual, and political environments of the countries and institutions in which they worked
Resortes de la creatividad científica : ensayos sobre fundadores de la ciencia moderna by Rutherford Aris( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of modern physics : proceedings of a conference commemorating a century of physics, Berlin, 22-24 March 1995 by Dieter Hoffmann( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical and philosophical perspectives of science( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Compton effect by Roger H Stuewer( )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Joseph Valasek by Joseph Valasek( )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family background, early schooling; undergraduate studies at Case Institute of Technology; B.S., 1917; assistant physicist at National Bureau of Standards, 1917-1919; research on piezoelectricity of sodium chlorate and bromate; World War I work in pyrometry and optical glass manufacture; graduate studies at University of Minnesota; M.A., 1921; teaching assistant, 1919-1920; Ph.D., 1921; instructor of physics, 1920-1921; member of physics faculty; research on ferroelectricity of rochelle salt crystals and location of Curie Points; x-ray spectroscopy research at Upsala universitet, Sweden, 1928-1929; comments on nuclear physics at University of Minnesota
Physics and society in twentieth century America by Roger H Stuewer( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pais Prize Lecture: Relations Between Physics and History of Physics by American Physical Society( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audio recording of session Q6 of the April 2013 annual meeting of the American Physical Society, held in Denver, CO in April 2013. This session was chaired by Don Howard of the University of Notre Dame. Talks (and speakers) include: "Abraham Pais Prize Talk: The Joy of History" (Roger Stuewer); "How History Helped Einstein in Special Relativity" (Alberto Martinez); "How to make judicious use of current physcs in reconstructing its history" (Michel Janssen). Topics discussed include history of physics; Arthur Compton; nuclear physics; Ernest Rutherford; James Chadwick; Hans Pettersson; Gerhard Kirsch; Albert Einstein; relativity; quantum theory
Nuclear physics in retrospect : proceedings of a Symposium on the 1930s ; Univ. of Minnesota, 18.5.-21.5.1977( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minnesota studies in the philosophy of science( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age of innocence : nuclear physics in the 1930s( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1977 symposium on the history of nuclear physics at the University of Minnesota. Deals primarily with nuclear physics in the 1930's, when nuclear physics enjoyed a brief period of time when scientific investigation was performed solely for th
Oral history interview with James W. Birkenstock by James W Birkenstock( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Birkenstock discusses the metamorphosis of International Business Machines (IBM) from leader in the tabulating machine industry to leader in the data processing industry. He describes his involvement with magnetic tape development in 1947, the involvement of IBM in the Korean War, the development of the Defense Calculator and the 701 computer, and the emergence of magnetic core memory from the SAGE project. He recounts the entry of IBM into the commercial computer market with the 702
Alfred O. Nier : physicist( Visual )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Physicist Alfred O. Nier is interviewed on the subject of his life and career
 
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The Invention of physical science : intersections of mathematics, theology, and natural philosophy since the seventeenth century : essays in honor of Erwin N. Hiebert
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The Invention of physical science : intersections of mathematics, theology, and natural philosophy since the seventeenth century : essays in honor of Erwin N. HiebertResortes de la creatividad científica : ensayos sobre fundadores de la ciencia moderna
Alternative Names
Roger H. Stuewer Amerikaans natuurkundige

Roger H. Stuewer physicien américain

Roger H. Stuewer US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Roger Harry Stuewer fisico statunitense

Languages
English (142)

Spanish (4)