Biographies in the History of Physics: Actors, Objects, Institutions – eBook PDF
Biographies in the History of Physics, (PDF) sheds new light on the biographical method in the history of physics by including the biographies of scientific objects, concepts, and institutions. What is a biography? Can biographies also be written for non-human subjects like scientific instruments, concepts, or institutions? The respective chapters of this ebook discuss these controversial questions using examples from the history of physics. By approaching biography as a metaphor, it surpasses the boundaries between various perspectives on the history of physics and enriches our understanding of the past.
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