Gerald Holton

The Scientist Date: July 21, 1997 THE SCIENTIST® The Newspaper for the Life Sciences Professional (609)-786-7207 For Fast Service "THE SCIENTIST offers the kind of in-depth, well-researched articles on topical problems in science and science policy to which other journals often don't give enough time or space." Gerald Holton Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Professor of History of Science Harvard University Physicist and science historian Gerald Holton has pioneered the historical

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Jul 20, 1997

The Scientist

Date: July 21, 1997


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Gerald Holton
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Professor of History of Science
Harvard University

Physicist and science historian Gerald Holton has pioneered the historical investigation of Albert Einstein's work since the 1950s, his most recent work being Einstein, History, and Other Passions (Reading, Mass., Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1996). In a previous work, Thematic Origins of Scientific Thought (Harvard University Press, 1973, 2d ed. 1988), he examined how major advances are explainable in terms of a new branch of the philosophy of science called thematic analysis, which he founded. That book was designated a "Citation Classic" by the Philadelphia-based Institute for Scientific...

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