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Keeping History Alive: The AIP Center for History of Physics

Spencer R. Weart

Some two decades ago a number of physical scientists became aware of a problem: The history of their science was vanishing. The pioneers whose achievements had laid the basis for modern work were disappearing one by one, the tales they remembered were dying with them, and the records of how they made their discoveries were going into the wastebasket.

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Keeping History Alive: The AIP Center for History of Physics

Spencer R. Weart

Some two decades ago a number of physical scientists became aware of a problem: The history of their science was vanishing. The pioneers whose achievements had laid the basis for modern work were disappearing one by one, the tales they remembered were dying with them, and the records of how they made their discoveries were going into the wastebasket.

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Publish Date: 01 July 1978


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