World-class science and technology developed in the Soviet Unionduring Stalin's dictatorial rule under conditions of politicalviolence, lack of international contacts, and severe restrictions onthe freedom of information. Stalin's Great Science: The Times andAdventures of Soviet Physicists is an invaluable book thatinvestigates this paradoxical success by following the lives and workof Soviet scientists - including Nobel Prize-winning...
Kojevnikov reviews The Red Rockets' Glare: Spaceflight and the Soviet Imagination, 1857-1957 by Asif A. Siddiqi.
Joravsky reviews Stalin's Great Science: The Times and Adventures of Soviet Physicists by Alexei B. Kojevnikov.
Kojevnikov reviews Pavlov's Physiology Factory: Experiment, Interpretation, Laboratory Enterprise by Daniel P. Todes.
"Einstein and Soviet Ideology" by Alexander Vucinich is reviewed.
"New Atlantis Revisited: Akademogorodok, the Siberian City of Science" by Paul R. Josephson is reviewed.
"Essays of a Soviet Scientist: A Revealing Portrait of a Life in Science and Politics" by Vitalii I. Gol'danskii is reviewed.
Kojevnikov reviews "Stalin's Captive: Nikolaus Riehl and the Soviet Race for the bomb" by Nikolaus Riehl and Frederick Seitz.
Political, social, and cultural history of the Soviet Union and post-Soviet successor states from 1900 to the present.
Science and the military-industrial complex; quantum and relativistic revolutions in physics; nuclear energy and weapons of mass destruction; international tensions, environmental damage, and global perils. Cross-listed with PHIL 364.
In 2016W, the topic for HIST 403B, sections 201 and 202 is Nuclear Controversies: From the Cuban Crisis to Fukushima.
Origins of Modern Science (The Scientific Revolution)
Cultural Histories of Science
History and Social Relations of Modern Science (19th-20th centuries)
The Nuclear Century: Atoms, Bombs, and World Perils
Newton, Einstein, Bohr: History and Philosophical Lessons of Modern Physics
Medieval and Imperial Russian History
The Soviet Union
Somaditya Banerjee, "Bhadralok Physics and the Establishment of Modern Science in India, 1900-1940"
Ken Corbett, "Chronic Anxieties: Railroad Time, Punctuality, and Modernity"
Isabel Izquierdo (UNAM, Mexico), "Immigration, Identity, and Knowledge Production: Ex-Soviet Scientists in Mexico in the 1990s"
Eric Michael Johnson, "The Struggle for Coexistence: Mutual Aid and the Political Ecology of Science in Transnational Perspective, 1859-1919"
Jean-Philippe Martinez (Universite Paris Diderot, France), "The Reception of Quantum Theory in the USSR"
Lee Nelson (Science and Technology Studies, UBC)