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  • Night and Day

    The Hidden Path to Scientific Knowledge

    Night and Day

    The Hidden Path to Scientific Knowledge

    Speaker: Gerald Holton (Harvard University)Presented by the History & Philosophy of Science Section
    Reported by Jill Pope | Posted September 27, 2006

    Overview

    On the evening of May 17, 2006, Gerald Holton, Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics and research professor of the history of science at Harvard University, presented a lecture on the art of scientific investigation. Holton noted that in every area of human endeavor, people go through a period of groping before they arrive at what they really want to say. Holton explored this early period of discovery in the work of Karl Alexander Müller, Albert Einstein, and Robert A. Millikan.

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