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The European Physical Journal H

The European Physical Journal H

Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Physics

Managing Editors: W. Beiglböck; F. Guerra

ISSN: 2102-6459 (print version)
ISSN: 2102-6467 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13129

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Managing Editors:
Wolf Beiglböck, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Francesco Guerra, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy

Members of the Editorial Board:
Massimiliano Badino, Dept of Human Sciences, University of Verona, Italy
Luisa Bonolis, MPI for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany
Olivier Darrigol, CNRS, Paris, France
Michael Eckert, Forschungsinstitut, Deutsches Museum München, Germany
Allan Franklin, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Olival Freire Junior, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brasil
Domenico Giulini, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany
Gregory A. Good, American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD, USA
Christian Joas, Niels Bohr Archive, Copenhagen, Denmark
Daniel John Kennefick, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
Helge Kragh, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
Simon Mitton, Dept History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, UK
Jürgen Renn, MPI for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany
Tilman Sauer, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Virginia Trimble, University of California, Irvine and Las Cumbres Observatory, USA


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    The purpose of this journal is to catalyse, foster, and disseminate an awareness and understanding of the historical  development of ideas in contemporary physics, and more generally, ideas about how Nature works.  

    The scope explicitly includes:

    • Contributions addressing the history of physics and of physical ideas and concepts, the interplay of physics and mathematics as well as the natural sciences, and the history and philosophy of sciences, together with discussions of experimental ideas and designs - inasmuch as they clearly relate, and preferably add, to the understanding of modern physics.
    • Annotated and/or contextual translations of relevant foreign-language texts.
    • Careful characterisations of old and/or abandoned ideas including past mistakes and false leads, thereby helping working physicists to assess how compelling contemporary ideas may turn out to be in future, i.e. with hindsight.

     The scope explicitly excludes:

    • The publication of new results at the forefront of physics research.

    EPJ H addresses the history of physics primarily from the perspective of physics and physicists . Being an integral part of a core physics publishing platform, it will:

    • Support physicists in any serious attempts to reflect, understand, and improve on the culture of their own discipline.
    • Promote fruitful interaction between working physicists and historians of sciences.

    Articles may therefore vary significantly as regards the type, level and amount of technical discussion that is required to convey precise meaning to the respective communities. However, the editors will insist that comprehensive and lucid non-technical introductions and summaries are provided for every contribution.

    All papers will be published in English. Both regular articles and reviews will be considered. 

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