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Helmholtz : a life in science

Author: David Cahan
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Hermann von Helmholtz; Hermann von Helmholtz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Cahan
ISBN: 9780226481142 022648114X
OCLC Number: 1004267771
Description: viii, 937 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: Part I. The Making of a Scientist: 1. The boy from Potsdam ; 2. At the gymnasium: father and son ; 3. Becoming a medical doctor ; 3. Undiscovered --
Part II. Gaining Scientific Renown: 5. Scientific networking ; 6. In the private and the public eye ; 7. The new dispensation ; 8. Unhappy intermezzo in Bonn ; 9. The turning point ; 10. The new angel ; 11. The relations of science ; 12. The relations of music ; 13. Popularizing science in Britain and Germany ; 14. Learning to see the world ; 15. Almost a professor of physics ; 17. The road to Berlin --
Part III. Scientific Grandee: 17. In the capital of Geist ; 18. The burdens of building physics ; 19. Among the elite ; 20. Kulturkampf in science, I ; 21. Kulturkampf in science, II ; 13. Anti-Helmholtz, again ; 23. In the scientific capitals of Europe ; 24. Institutional brilliance ; 25. Celebrations ; 26. Doyen ; 27. Science, art, and standards business ; 28. Charismatic leader ; 29. Atlantic crossings --
Epilogue: Helmholtz in modern German memory.
Responsibility: David Cahan.

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