Designing (for) a new scientific discipline: the location and architecture of the Institut für Radiumforschung in early twentieth-century Vienna

@article{Rentetzi2005DesigningA,
  title={Designing (for) a new scientific discipline: the location and architecture of the Institut f{\"u}r Radiumforschung in early twentieth-century Vienna},
  author={Maria Rentetzi},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={38},
  pages={275-306}
}
  • Maria Rentetzi
  • Published 2005
  • Engineering
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
This essay explores how Viennese physicists who specialized in radioactivity research embodied visions of their new discipline in material terms, through the architectural design and the urban location of their institute. These visions concerned not only the experimental culture of radioactivity, or the interdisciplinarity of the field, but also the gendered experiences of those working in the institute's laboratories, many of who were women. In designing the Institute for Radium Research at… Expand
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