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Georgetown University (Washington, DC 20057-0001)
Kathryn Olesko (Project Director: October 1990 to present)

The Meaning of Precision: The Utility of Exact Experiment in 19th Century Prussia

To support a study of precision measurement in 19th-century Prussia, focusing on methods of analysis introduced by the astronomer F. W. Bessel and their application to the analysis of social and economic data.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Humanities, Science, and Technology

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$50,000 (approved)
$49,070 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1991 – 8/31/1995