A Career of Controversy: The Anomaly of T.J.J. See

@article{Sherrill1999ACO,
  title={A Career of Controversy: The Anomaly of T.J.J. See},
  author={Thomas J. Sherrill},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={1999},
  volume={30},
  pages={25 - 50}
}
  • T. Sherrill
  • Published 1 February 1999
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
Few historical figures of early twentieth-century science inspire a degree of rancour comparable to that evoked by the American astronomer Thomas Jefferson Jackson See (Figure 1). At a time when the revolutionary developments of Einstein's theory of relativity and quantum mechanics were overturning the old physics, when new discoveries on the nature of the atom were astonishing the world, and when technological breakthroughs were occurring almost weekly, public interest in science grew to… 

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