Science Networks. Historical Studies

Controversy and Consensus: Nuclear Beta Decay 1911–1934

Authors: Jensen, Carsten

Editors: Aaserud, F., Kragh, H., Rüdinger, E., Stuewer, R.H. (Eds.)

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About this book

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.

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"Jensen’s book helps lay the foundations of a new and comprehensive history of nuclear science." (Centaurus)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Prelude: Beta-Spectrum Research in the Pre-Nuclear Years, 1900–1911

    Jensen, Carsten (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • The Origin of Beta Rays, and the Growing Complexity of Their Spectrum: The Rutherford Era, 1911–1919

    Jensen, Carsten (et al.)

    Pages 29-53

  • The Rise of a Controversy: Ellis, Meitner and Smekal Advance Different Beta-Spectrum Theories, 1920–1922

    Jensen, Carsten (et al.)

    Pages 55-93

  • Secondary Effects and Order of Emission: Two Main Questions in the Controversy, 1923–1925

    Jensen, Carsten (et al.)

    Pages 95-120

  • The End of the Beginning: The Controversy Enters the Decisive Phase, 1925–1929

    Jensen, Carsten (et al.)

    Pages 121-143

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Controversy and Consensus: Nuclear Beta Decay 1911–1934
Authors
Editors
  • Finn Aaserud
  • Helge Kragh
  • Erik Rüdinger
  • Roger H Stuewer
Series Title
Science Networks. Historical Studies
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-8444-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-8444-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-5313-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-9569-9
Series ISSN
1421-6329
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 217
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