What Kind of Science Is Experimental Physics?

@article{Sibum2004WhatKO,
  title={What Kind of Science Is Experimental Physics?},
  author={H. Otto Sibum},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={306},
  pages={60 - 61}
}
  • H. O. Sibum
  • Published 1 October 2004
  • Education, Physics
  • Science
In his essay, Sibum discusses historical and epistemological issues of the establishment of experimental physics as an academic discipline, focusing on the artificial technological character of experiment. From the mid-18th to the early 20th century, this kind of scientific experience challenged the still dominant epistemological divide between knowing and doing. Several generations of physicists were required to free the "art of experiment" from its epistemological stigma and to position… 
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