18.104.22.168 Histoire des sciences
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This is part one of what will be a two part series on the most influential scientists in history. While these are not technically the “greatest” scientists, there is bound to be some overlap as the contributions that many of these men and women made to science are among the most important. Be sure to tell us who you think should be on the future list – we already have our second ten, but it might lead to a third or fourth.
Oral History Interviews in Physics, Astronomy, and Geophysics — The Niels Bohr Library & Archives at the American Institute of PhysicsSpencer Weart interviewing Martin Schwarzschild, 1977 The Niels Bohr Library and Archives of the American Institute of Physics holds more than a thousand tape-recorded interviews. Many of the oral history interview transcripts are now online. The interviews, conducted by the staff of the AIP Center for History of Physics and many other historians, offer unique insights into the lives, works, and personalities of modern scientists.
The BUPMC keeps in the Bibliothèque de Neurosciences Jean-Martin Charcot, historical collections mainly constituted by J.M. Charcot's personal library (books, journals, theses and offprint collections, manuscripts, observations, neurological covering the second part of the XIXth century) to which is added the Salpêtrière Interns' library (books, journals, neurology and psychiatry theses thèses for the period 1900-1950). Part of these collections was digitized with the double aim of preserving the original documents and ensuring the valorization of collections notable for their iconography : manuscripts of lessons and observations by J.M.
The publication of Nicholas Copernicus' ON THE REVOLUTIONS OF THE HEAVENLY SPHERES in 1543 is often thought to mark the beginning of a revolution not only in astronomy, but in Western thought more broadly construed. Co-taught by a physicist and a philosopher, this course will explore the scientific, historical, and philosophical implications of Copernicus's proposal, with special emphasis on his solution to the age-old problem of planetary motion. In the process, it will offer students the opportunity to work with some of the unique materials in the Library's Department of Special Collections. Course Syllabus (PDF)