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History of optics in eighteenth century: a critical analysis of the theories of light and colors in Europe and in the United States

Grant number: 14/04366-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): September 22, 2014
Effective date (End): January 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of Science
Principal Investigator:Breno Arsioli Moura
Grantee:Breno Arsioli Moura
Host Investigator: Massimo Mazzotti
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas (CCNH). Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). Ministério da Educação (Brasil). Santo André , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States  


This research project will study a selection of optical works published on the second half of eighteenth century in Europe and in the United States. We will proceed a critical analysis of the content of these works and of the social context when they were published. From this, we intend to present a more adequate view of the period, contrasting the common view that the studies about light and colors were infertile in the eighteenth century. The research will be developed at the Department of History of University of California (Berkeley), under the supervision of Professor Massimo Mazzotti. (AU)

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ARSIOLI MOURA, BRENO. The Problem of Reflection in Eighteenth-Century Projectile Theories of Light. PHYSICS IN PERSPECTIVE, v. 22, n. 4, . (14/04366-2)

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