The contribution of VM Slipher to the discovery of the expanding universe

O Raifeartaigh, Cormac (2013) The contribution of VM Slipher to the discovery of the expanding universe. In: Origins of the Expanding Universe 1912-1932. Astronomical Society of the Pacific. ISBN 978-1-58381-826-8

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Abstract

A brief history of the discovery of the expanding universe is presented, with an emphasis on the seminal contribution of VM Slipher. It is suggested that the well-known Hubble graph of 1929 could also be known as the Hubble-Slipher graph. It is also argued that the discovery of the expanding universe matches the traditional view of scientific advance as a gradual process of discovery and acceptance, and does not concur with the Kuhnian view of science progressing via abrupt paradigm shifts.

Item Type: Book Section
Departments or Groups: *NONE OF THESE*
Divisions: School of Science
SWORD Depositor: CM Technicians
Depositing User: Cormac O'Raifeartaigh
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 14:16
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:27
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/2868

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