James Scott Prize Lectureship

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The James Scott Prize Lectureship is given every four years by the Royal Society of Edinburgh for a lecture on the fundamental concepts of Natural Philosophy. The prize was established in 1918 as a memorial to James Scott by trustees of his estate.[1]

Years: Recipient Lecture Title
1918-1922: Alfred North Whitehead[2] The Relatedness of Nature (delivered June 5, 1922)
1922-1927: Joseph Larmor[3] The Grasp of Mind on Nature (delivered July 4, 1927)
1927-1930: Niels Bohr[4][5] Philosophical Aspects of Atomic Theory (delivered May 26, 1930)
1930-1933: Arnold Sommerfeld[3] Ways to the Knowledge of Nature (delivered May 1, 1933)
1933-1938: P. A. M. Dirac[3][4] The Relation between Mathematics and Physics (delivered February 6, 1939)
1940-1943: Edward Arthur Milne[4] Fundamental Concepts of Natural Philosophy
1945-1948: Herbert Dingle[6] The Nature of Scientific Philosophy (delivered July 5, 1948)
1955-1958: C.D. Broad[7] Some Remarks on Change, Continuity, and Discontinuity (delivered November 11, 1957)
1958-1961: Herbert Butterfield[8] The Place of the Scientific Revolution in the History of Thought
1960-1963: Hermann Bondi[9]  ?
1963-1966: William Lawrence Bragg[10] The Spirit of Science [11] (delivered July 3, 1967)
1966-1970: Karl Popper[12] Conjectural Knowledge: My Solution of the Problem of Induction (delivered June 7, 1971)
1970-1974: Nicholas Kurti[13] Meditations on Heat and Cold (date delivered October 25, 1976)
1974-1979: D.W. Sciama[14] The Beginning and End of the Universe (delivered June 7, 1982)
1984-1987: W. Cochran[15]  ?
1993-1996: Peter Higgs[1]  ?
1997-2000: Roger Penrose[1]  ?
2001-2004: Michael Berry[1] Making Light of Mathematics (delivered December 9, 2002)
2005-2008: Stephen M. Barnett[16] Security, Insecurity, Paranoia and Quantum Mechanics (delivered February 4, 2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Awards". Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  2. ^ The Principle of Relativity with Applications to Physical Science. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  3. ^ a b c Proceedings of the royal society of edinburgh, volume 60, 1939-1940, p.441
  4. ^ a b c "Cosmology: Methodological Debates in the 1930s and 1940s". Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  5. ^ page 351 of Volume 6 of the Niels Bohr Collected Works (North-Holland Physics Publishing, 1985)
  6. ^ Title: Obituary - Dingle, Herbert, Authors: Whitrow, G. J., Journal: ROYAL ASTRON. SOC. QUARTERLY JOURNAL V. 21, P. 333, 1980
  7. ^ Nature - Page 511. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  8. ^ p. 130 of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-1983, Neil Campbell, 1983
  9. ^ Year Book of the Royal Society of Edinburgh By Royal Society of Edinburgh Published by Royal Society of Edinburgh., 1983
  10. ^ "Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 1783-2002" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  11. ^ Year Book of the Royal Society of Edinburgh - Page 53. 1990. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  12. ^ "lecture based on version appearing in Paul Arthur Schilpp, ed., The Philosophy of Karl Popper; revised lecture version published in Objective Knowledge, 1972". Archived from the original on 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 
  13. ^ Year Book of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  14. ^ Year Book of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  15. ^ Year Book of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1991 - P.23. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  16. ^ "Research newsletter of the Department of Physics University of Strathclyde November 2007". Retrieved 2009-04-06.