Nationalism and internationalism in science: the case of the discovery of cosmic rays

@article{Carlson2011NationalismAI,
  title={Nationalism and internationalism in science: the case of the discovery of cosmic rays},
  author={Per Carlson and Alessandro De Angelis},
  journal={The European Physical Journal H},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={309-329}
}
AbstractThe discovery of cosmic rays, a milestone in science, comprised of scientists in Europe and North America and took place during a period characterised by nationalism and lack of communication. Many scientists that took part in this research a century ago were intrigued by the penetrating radiation and tried to understand the origin of it. Several important contributions to the discovery of the origin of cosmic rays have been forgotten in particular that of Domenico Pacini, who in June… Expand

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