Hugo SoaresCentro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia | CIUHCT-UL/UNL · Departamento de História e Filosofia das Ciências da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Post-Doc @ E3GLOBAL - Einstein, Eddington and the Eclipse. A Global history of the total solar eclipse of 1919
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This article aims at assessing the historical potential of a large set of correspondence between Frederico Augusto Ooom (1830-1890), the first director of the Lisbon Astronomical Observatory (OAL), and the instrument maker, Repsold, responsible for the construction of the Observatory's main instruments. Some of this correspondence, located at the O...
O Instituto Nacional de Investigação Científica (INIC) operou entre 1976 e 1992 no sector da investigação científica universitária. Juntamente com o Instituto de Cultura Portuguesa, deu continuidade à atividade do Instituto de Alta Cultura, instrumental no desenvolvimento da investigação científica portuguesa, nomeadamente através do envio de bolse...
My Ph.D research project aims at writing the history of the Portuguese National Institute for Scientific Research (Instituto Nacional de Investigação Científica, INIC) (1976-92). Although INIC is an important institutional actor in the development of the Portuguese scientific system, it has been mostly absent from the history of the Portuguese inst...
Until the late 40s, DNA acknowledgement as the genetic carrier did not exist. As a molecule, it was too simple, too hard to purify and, most of all, a bad research object for biology and organic chemistry. When some scientists started believing DNA’s importance, they also realized they were unable to study it; they lacked a technique to determine i...