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Negotiating Progress: Promoting 'modern' physics in Britain, 1900-1940

  title={Negotiating Progress: Promoting 'modern' physics in Britain, 1900-1940},
  author={Imogen Clarke},
The first four decades of the twentieth century was a period of rapid development in physics. The late nineteenth century discoveries of X-rays, Becquerel rays and subatomic particles had revealed new properties of matter, and the early twentieth century quantum and relativity theories added to the notion that the discipline was undergoing a fundamental change in thought and practice. Historians and scientists alike have retrospectively conceived of a sharp divide between nineteenth century and… Expand