H-PhysicalSciences provides a communication channel and resource nexus for historians of the physical sciences. Its topical scope covers the physical sciences broadly understood, including but not limited to: physics; chemistry; earth, space, and atmospheric science; astronomy; and materials science. By linking these fields, H-PhysicalSciences encourages active dialogue between scholars studying a diverse range of topics with the goal of galvanizing the community in a way that promotes integration with the larger discipline of history of science.

Recent Content

Rebecca Priestley
Maria Rentetzi

Rentetzi on Priestley, 'Mad on Radium: New Zealand in the Atomic Age'

Rebecca Priestley. Mad on Radium: New Zealand in the Atomic Age. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2012. Illustrations, graphs. xii + 284 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-86940-727-8.

Reviewed by Maria Rentetzi (National Technical University of Athens) Published on H-PhysicalSciences (September, 2014) Commissioned by Marta Jordi Taltavull

Uncovering New Zealand’s nuclearity

Craig Martin
Arianna Borrelli

Borrelli on Craig Martin, 'Renaissance Meteorology: Pomponazzi to Descartes'

Craig Martin. Renaissance Meteorology: Pomponazzi to Descartes. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. 224 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-0187-4.

Reviewed by Arianna Borrelli (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) Published on H-PhysicalSciences (September, 2014) Commissioned by Marta Jordi Taltavull

Renaissance Aristotelianism and Meteorology

History of the Physical Sciences at History of Science Society 2014

The History of Science Society meeting in Chicago is approaching (6-9 November 2014). For easy reference, those sessions from the preliminary program dealing specifically with history of the physical sciences are listed below. We would in particular like to point out the events sponsored by the HSS Physical Sciences Forum: