University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

History of Science and Technology/Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science Colloquium

Spring Semester

Friday, January 22nd 2010
Speaker: Alan Love, Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota
Subject: Three Aspects of Reductive Explanation in Biological Science
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, January 29th 2010
Speaker: Clayton Gearhart, Department of Physics, St. John's University
Subject: The Rotational Specific Heat of Molecular Hydrogen in Quantum Theory
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, February 5th 2010
Speaker: Laura Perini, Department of Philosophy, Pomona College
Subject: Form and Function: Figures in Biology Textbooks
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, February 12th 2010
Speaker: Jennifer Alexander, Program in History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota
Subject: The Technology and Social Justice Movement: Jacques Ellul, Walter Eichrodt, and the Role of Religion and the Old Testament in Debates about Rebuilding Europe after the Second World War
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, February 19th 2010
Speaker: Erik Conway, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Subject: Thinking about Climate in the Space Age: NASA and American Climate Science
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, February 26th 2010
Speaker: Nicholas Dew, Department of History, McGill University
Subject: The Pendulum in the Tropics: The Académie des Sciences and the Globalization of Science, c. 1670-c. 1740
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, March 5th 2010
Speaker: Kenneth Weiss, Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University
Subject: How Complicated Is Life...and How Did It Get that Way?
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, March 12th 2010
There will be no colloquium this week.
Friday, March 19th 2010
There will be no colloquium this week.
Friday, March 26th 2010
12:15 pm:
History of Science and Technology Colloquium in *** NOTE Time and Place *** 1210 Heller Hall, West Bank Campus
Speaker: Paula Findlen, Department of History, Stanford University
Subject: Work in Progress Seminar: "Agostino Scilla, a Baroque Painter in Pursuit of Nature"
Friday, April 2nd 2010
Speaker: Georgina Montgomery, Lyman Briggs School, Michigan State University
Subject: Temporary Tombstones: What the Death and Burial of Six Baboons Tells Us about Primatology
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, April 9th 2010
Speaker: Margaret Rossiter, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
Subject: Women in Science: Lawsuits, 'Shops,' and Market Share
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, April 16th 2010
Speaker: Hamilton Cravens, Department of History, Iowa State University
Subject: Column Right, March! Nationalism, Scientific Positivism, and the Conservative Turn of the American Social Sciences in the Cold War Era
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, April 23rd 2010
Speaker: Mark Wilson, Department of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
Subject: How 'Wave Front' Found Its Truth-Values: A Study in Semantic Stabilization
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, April 30th 2010
Scheduled colloquium has been cancelled.
Friday, May 7th 2010
There will be no colloquium this week.
Friday, May 14th 2010
There will be no colloquium this week.

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