### Session B10: Invited Session: Celebrating 100 Years of Physical Review at APS

11:15 AM–2:15 PM, Monday, March 18, 2013
Room: 309

Chair: Don Howard, University of Notre Dame

Abstract ID: BAPS.2013.MAR.B10.2

### Abstract: B10.00002 : The American Reception of the Quantum as Seen by the Physical Review, 1900-1927

11:51 AM–12:27 PM

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#### Author:

Robert Crease
(Stony Brook University)

This talk tells the story of the American awakening'' to quantum theory seen through the pages of the \textit{Physical Review}. It begins with the journal's first mentions of Planck and the quantum, follows the story through publication of the first papers on experiment and theory, and concludes just after Schr\"{o}dinger's 1926 \textit{Physical Review} article on wave mechanics -- which reflected the Austrian physicist's realization that at last there existed a large enough American audience interested in theoretical developments of quantum mechanics to make such an article worth writing and publishing.

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