Stars, Peripheral Scientists, and Equations: The Case of M. N. Saha

@article{Dasgupta2015StarsPS,
  title={Stars, Peripheral Scientists, and Equations: The Case of M. N. Saha},
  author={Deepanwita Dasgupta},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  year={2015},
  volume={17},
  pages={83-106}
}
Peripheral actors rarely make an appearance in the general story of scientific practice, and their work in science is usually viewed as somewhat derivative of the practices of the main community. Contrary to this received model, here I argue that the peripheral contexts of science can be quite important and reveal novel conduits to creative scientific thinking. Not only can such contexts offer us a new window into how contributory expertise in science could be born amid difficult circumstances… Expand
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