Visiting Scholar (Okt 2022-Dez 2022)
I am currently working on the reception and developments of the early quantum mechanics in the United Kingdom. Following the historiographical approach of Andrew Warwick in his Masters of Theory (Chicago, 2003), this project tries to analyze to what extent the milieu in the university of Cambridge before the Great War determined (or,a t least, influenced) the way such people as Charles Galton Darwin, George Paget Thomson, and Ralph Howard Fowler understood, developed and explained quantum mechanics in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Of particular significance for this history are the experiments on electron diffraction by G.P. Thomson in 1927.
I am also coordinating the research project "Research and Pedagogy. A History of Quantum Physics and its early Textbooks".