Aesthetics, Authority, and Control in an Indian Laboratory: The Raman-Born Controversy on Lattice Dynamics

@article{Sur1999AestheticsAA,
  title={Aesthetics, Authority, and Control in an Indian Laboratory: The Raman-Born Controversy on Lattice Dynamics},
  author={Abha Sur},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1999},
  volume={90},
  pages={25 - 49}
}
  • A. Sur
  • Published 1 March 1999
  • Art
  • Isis
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