Higher Speculations: Grand Theories and Failed Revolutions in Physics and Cosmology
A Hardback edition by Helge Kragh in English (Jan 6, 2011)
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Short Description: After graduation from the University of Copenhagen in physics and chemistry, and a period as a teacher in gymnasium schools, Helge Kragh became Associate Professor at Cornell... Read more
After graduation from the University of Copenhagen in physics and chemistry, and a period as a teacher in gymnasium schools, Helge Kragh became Associate Professor at Cornell University, Departments of History and Physics. Later, he took positions as Curator at the Steno Museum for Science and Medicine and Professor of the History of Science at the University of Oslo, Norway. Since 1997, he has been Professor of the History of Science and Technology, University of Aarhus, Denmark. He is a Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Science, the International Academy for the History of Science, and of the European Academy of Science. He was President of the European Society for the History of Science 2008-2010
- Helge Kragh
- Oxford University Press
- Publication date
- Jan 6, 2011
- Product dimensions
- 171 x 244 x 30mm
1. Beginnings of Modern Science ; 2. A Victorian Theory of Everything ; 3. Electrodynamics as a World View ; 4. Rationalist Cosmologies ; 5. Cosmology and Controversy ; 6. The Rise and Fall of the Bootstrap Programme ; 7. Varying Constants of Nature ; 8. New Cyclic Models of The Universe ; 9. The Anthropic Principle ; 10. Multiverse Scenarios ; 11. String Theory and Other Models of Quantum Gravity ; 12. Astrobiology and Physical Eschatology ; 13. Summary: Final Theories and Epistemic Shifts