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Matter of Fact 1

Matter of Fact 1

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Introduction
 Jimena Canales 3
The Velocity of the World’s Fastest Thing
Mara Block 5
Cagniard de la Tour’s Siren: Helmholtz and the Facts of Music
Lisa Crystal 7
An Interesting Matter -- A “Negative” Fact of Unclear Prov-enance: Thoma Sledge Microtome versus Specer Microscope
C.S. Halloran 9
The Astronomical Transit: Observation, Standardization, andScientific Fact
FeiFei Jiang 11
The Backstaff: Determining Latitude and Grasping at Position
Kyle Magida 13
Facial Keyboard
 Jason Miller 15
Ritchie’s Apparatus and the Ultraviolet Catastrophe
 Jo Reeve 17
More Exact Calculations: Thacher’s Calculating Instrument andthe Transposition of Mathematical Facts
Stephanie Tuerk 19
Crookes Tube
Dan Volmar 21
The Matter of Fact
Exhibition Catalog | Harvard Instrument Collection | Spring 2008
All material © copyright 2008, listed authors
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 Jimena Canales is an Assitant Proessor or the History o Science at HarvardUniversity.Mara Block hopes to learn how to juggle ater she fnishes her doctorate in thestudy o religion at Harvard. Her avorite ood is avocado.Lisa Crystal is a PhD student in the History o Science at Harvard University.She specializes in the history and philosophy o twentieth century physics.Chris Halloran is a graduating MTS student o Harvard Divinity Schoolstudying science and religion. Ater all, what else could he have done with a BSin both biology and religious studies?FeiFei Jiang is a junior concentrating in History and Science at Harvard.Kyle Magida is a senior at Harvard College concentrating in History and Sci-ence. Jason Miller works in the administration o the department o Earth andPlanetary Sciences. Jo Reeve is a graduate student rom Cambridge University, England, currentlystudying at Harvard on a one year programme as a member o GSAS.Stephanie Tuerk is a PhD student in the History, Theory, and Criticism o Architecture and Art at MIT.Dan Volmar is a PhD student in the History o Science at Harvard University.He specializes in the history and philosophy o twentieth century physics.
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