Monthly Archives: August 2010

Physics Centennial #4: New Exhibit opens Sept 7

This is the 4th post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. Jens Rud Nielsen and the 20th-century revolution in physics A new exhibit will open after Labor Day, September 7, … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #3: Memories of Niels Bohr

This is the 3rd post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. Jens Rud Nielsen (1894-1979), a student of Niels Bohr, penned this manuscript held by the History of Science Collections … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #2: 1957 OU Lecture by Niels Bohr

This is the 2nd post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. Jens Rud Nielsen (1894-1979), who joined the OU Physics Department in 1924, was an undergraduate student of Niels Bohr … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #1: Nielsen’s students

This is the 1st post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. One measure of the influence of Jens Rud Nielsen (1894-1979) is that Nielsen Hall on the University of Oklahoma … Continue reading

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Tips for students meeting in the Harlow Room

Are you looking for your history of science class in the library? Is it held in the History of Science Collections? Here are some things you should know: 1. The History of Science Collections are located in Bizzell Library (BL), … Continue reading

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Melding Art and Science: Albrecht Dürer in the Collections

Guest post by Nicholas Wojcik It is, indeed, summer. The sun is out and flexing its muscles, luring dedicated followers and addicts outdoors to bask in its ultra-violet rays while opponents find sanctuary in places of shade and air-conditioning. But … Continue reading

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Darwin’s first and rarest work: The Zoology of the Beagle

The voyage of H.M.S. Beagle from December 1831 through October 1836 became one of the most famous expeditions of modern times. Originally planned as a survey of southern South America and some islands in the Pacific, the voyage became a … Continue reading

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Podcast: Gems of the History of Science Collections

The History of Science Collections is the topic of a 16-minute audio podcast, produced by the University Libraries, available here. Curator Kerry Magruder is interviewed by Brian Schulz. Most of the books discussed in this podcast episode are also featured … Continue reading

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A mighty book

“To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be who have tried it.” Herman Melville, Moby Dick, ch. CIV. —– Below: Robert … Continue reading

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Fall 2010 course flyers

Fall 2010 course flyers available here.

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Early Astronomy: The Crawford Project

The Crawford Project is a collaborative digital initiative between the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, and the historians of science at The University of Edinburgh. The project will promote the study of rare texts in medieval and early modern astronomy held by … Continue reading

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