Pauli’s Idea of the Neutrino: How Models in Physics Allow to Revive Old Ideas for New Purposes

@inproceedings{Gauderis2014PaulisIO,
  title={Pauli’s Idea of the Neutrino: How Models in Physics Allow to Revive Old Ideas for New Purposes},
  author={Tjerk Gauderis},
  year={2014}
}
  • Tjerk Gauderis
  • Published 2014
  • Physics, Psychology
  • Models have proven themselves to be the key catalyst of many new ideas in science. However, it is not yet fully clarified why models can fulfill such an important heuristic role. The two main reasons stated in the literature—the mental simulation of various scenarios and the wide cross-fertilization across various disciplines—seem to leave out one of the most obvious features of models: they are designed for a purpose. Therefore I investigated why, while the construction of models is a goal… CONTINUE READING

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