The Form and Function of Scientific Discoveries
Kenneth L. Caneva
Dibner Library Lecture, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, November 16, 2000
Kenneth L. Caneva (on the right in this photograph) is a Professor in the Department of History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His publications include Robert Mayer and the Conservation of Energy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993) and more than 30 articles, reviews, essays, and commentaries. Caneva earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University, where his principal work was in nineteenth-century physics. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the Technische Hochschule in Munich, Germany for a year, and has received a number of awards and honors. He was awarded a grant for the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Dibner Library Resident Scholar program in Washington, D.C. and has been a research fellow at the Dibner Institute of the History of Science and Technology in Cambdrige, Massachusetts.
David Dibner (left in the photo) is President of The Dibner Fund.