Mary Jo Nye

Mary Jo Nye (* 1944) ist eine amerikanische Wissenschaftshistorikerin. Sie erhielt 2006 die renommierte George-Sarton-Medaille der History of Science Society. Bereits 1999 hatte sie den Dexter Award for Outstanding Achievement in the History of Chemistry der American Chemical Society erhalten.


Nach einem Studium der Chemie promovierte Nye 1970 an der University of Wisconsin in Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Seit 1970 unterrichtet sie an der University of Oklahoma. 1994 wechselte sie an die Oregon State University, wo sie das graduate program für Wissenschaftsgeschichte leitet. Sie war als Gastprofessorin an der University of California, am Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin und an der Harvard University tätig.

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Als Autorin

  • Molecular reality ; A perspective on the scientific work of Jean Perrin, London [usw.]: MacDonald [usw.], 1972
  • Science in the Provinces: Scientific Communities and Provincial Leadership in France, 1860-1930, University of California Press, 1986, ISBN 0520055616
  • Before Big Science: The Pursuit of Modern Chemistry and Physics, 1800-1940, Harvard University Press, Reprint 1999, ISBN 0674063821
  • Was Linus Pauling a Revolutionary Chemist? (Dankrede für den Dexter Award) in: Bull. Hist. Chem. 25 ( 2000), 73-82.
  • Blackett. Physics, War, and Politics in the Twentieth Century, Harvard University Press, 2004 - ISBN 0674015487 - über den englischen Physiker Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett

Als Herausgeberin

  • The invention of physical science : intersections of mathematics, theology and natural philosophy since the seventeenth century ; essays in honor of Erwin N. Hiebert, Dordrecht [u.a.] : Kluwer, 1992
  • From chemical philosophy to theoretical chemistry : dynamics of matter and dynamics of disciplines, 1800 - 1950, Berkeley [u.a.] : Univ. of California Press, 1993
  • The Cambridge History of Science, Vol. 5: The Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University Press, 2002, ISBN 0521571995

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