Photograph of Exner’s acoustometer. Sigmund Exner, Über die Akustik von Hörsälen und ein Instrument, sie zu bestimmen, Vienna: privately published, 1905.
April 13, 2015

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A new Max Planck Research Group explores the emergence of knowledge through and about acoustics.

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Jähnert, M. (2015). Practising the correspondence principle in the old quantum theory: Franck, Hund and the Ramsauer effect. In F. Aaserud, & H. Kragh (Eds.), One hundred years of the Bohr atom: proceedings from a conference (pp. 200-216). Copenhagen: Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. More
Chang, K. (2015). Review of: Rabault Feuerhahn, Pascal: Archives of origins: Sanskrit, philology, anthropology in nineteenth century Germany. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2013. Isis, 106(2), 461-462. More

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