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Okamoto, Takuji
Ph. D.
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Research Interest

History of science and technology, history of higher education

Summary of qualifications

Ph. D. (History of Science, Univ. of Tokyo, 2004), M. Sc. (History of Science, Univ. of Tokyo, 1991), B. Sc. (Physics, Univ. of Tokyo, 1989)


The reception of quantum physics in the United States, especially the establishment of theoretical physics at Harvard; The origins and development of operationalism; The acceptance of modern science in Japan and the evolution of the community of Japanese scientists; History of electrical engineering in modern Japan; Historical scientific instruments

Recent publications

Takuji OKAMOTO, "The First Higher School's Instruments for Science and Engineering Education," Historia Scientiarum, 20-3 (2011), pp. 196-211.
Takuji OKAMOTO, "Science and Competition: The Case of Physics in Japan, 1886-1949," UTCP (University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy) Bulletin, VI (2006), pp. 57-67.
Takuji OKAMOTO, "The Reconstruction of the Electric Power Industry," in Shigeru Nakayama et al., eds., A Social History of Science and Technology in Contemporary Japan, vol. 2 (Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press, 2005), pp. 414-453.

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