How to manage a revolution: Isaac Newton in the early twentieth century

@article{Clarke2014HowTM,
  title={How to manage a revolution: Isaac Newton in the early twentieth century},
  author={Imogen Clarke},
  journal={Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={68},
  pages={323 - 337}
}
  • Imogen Clarke
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
In the first half of the twentieth century, dramatic developments in physics came to be viewed as revolutionary, apparently requiring a complete overthrow of previous theories. British physicists were keen to promote quantum physics and relativity theory as exciting and new, but the rhetoric of revolution threatened science's claim to stability and its prestigious connections with Isaac Newton. This was particularly problematic in the first decades of the twentieth century, within the broader… Expand
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