Boris Hessen

Physicist, Deceased Person

1893 – 1936

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Who was Boris Hessen?

Boris Mikhailovich Hessen, also Gessen, was a Soviet physicist, philosopher and historian of science. He is most famous for his paper on Newton's Principia which became foundational in historiography of science.

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Born
Aug 16, 1893
Kirovohrad
Also known as
  • Гессен, Борис Михайлович
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Profession
Education
  • University of Edinburgh
Employment
  • Moscow State University
Died
Dec 20, 1936
Moscow

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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