Science Social 08: Léon Rosenfeld and the Quest for Unification


Léon Rosenfeld and the Quest for Unification, with Bernadette Lessel

Science Social Podcast LogoThe Belgian physicist Léon Rosenfeld conducted groundbreaking research in theoretical physics. Yet neither he, nor his work, are well known. Together, podcast host Stephanie Hood and historian of physics Bernadette Lessel go on a search for clues from Rosenfeld's life: What made his research so important, during a time when the field of physics itself went through a significant shift? Might looking at its history change physics today, and if so, how? And why might some figures in science be better remembered than others?


Produced by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
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