“An Expedition to Heal the Wounds of War”

  title={“An Expedition to Heal the Wounds of War”},
  author={Matthew Stanley},
  pages={57 - 89}
  • M. Stanley
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Political Science
  • Isis
The 1919 eclipse expedition’s confirmation of general relativity is often celebrated as a triumph of scientific internationalism. However, British scientific opinion during World War I leaned toward the permanent severance of intellectual ties with Germany. That the expedition came to be remembered as a progressive moment of internationalism was largely the result of the efforts of A. S. Eddington. A devout Quaker, Eddington imported into the scientific community the strategies being used by… 
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  • 1919
A more detailed account of Jonckheere's escape is given ibid
    See also Dyson Papers 123. For an interesting electromagnetic explanation see H. A. Wilson, Physical Review, 1921, 17:54. For more competing explanations for the deflection see Donald Moyer
    • Monthly Notices Roy. Astron. Soc
    • 1919
    forthcoming in the British Journal for the History of Science. I thank Sponsel for many valuable conversations and helpful criticism
      Eclipse Test of General Relativity
      • On the Path of Albert Einstein
      • 1979
      Eddington's strategy for presenting relativity to the media and the public was carefully planned and began well before the November joint meeting. This is dealt with in detail in Alistair Sponsel
      • Contemporary Review
      Einstein Archives, ALS 9-264; and E. B. Ludlam to Einstein
      • History of the RAS