Helge Kragh

Helge Kragh nsIn existographies, Helge Kragh (1944-) (CR:52) is a Danish science historian noted for his 1993 work on the history of chemical thermodynamics of Hermann Helmholtz and for his 2004 to 2008 work on the history of overlap of thermodynamics and religion.

Overview
In 1993, Kragh, in his "Between Physics and Chemistry: Helmholtz's Route to a Theory of Chemical Thermodynamics", digressed on the history of German physicist Hermann Helmholtz’ contributions to chemical thermodynamics, giving some of the first English translations and discussion of derivations of Helmholtz, on the so-called "German thermodynamics" derivation variety.

In 1996, Kragh co-authored, with Stephen Weininger, “Sooner Science than Confustion: the Tortuous Entry of Entropy into Chemist”. [4]

In 2004, Kragh, in his Matter and Spirit in the Universe, discussed the thermodynamic-religious intertwining in the development of modern cosmology. [3]

In 2008, Kragh published Entropic Creation: Religious Contexts of Thermodynamics and Cosmology, his historically-rich book, on the extensive use of entropy in religion (religious thermodynamics). [1]

Education
From 1987 and 1989, Kragh was an associate professor of physics and history at Cornell University. Kragh currently is a professor of history of science at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. [2]

References
1. (a) Cahan, David (1993). Hermann von Helmholtz and the Foundations of Nineteenth-Century Science (Contributors: Helge Kragh, pg. xvii; ch. 10: "Between Physics and Chemistry - Helmholtz's Route to a Theory of Chemical Thermodynamics" by Helge Kragh). University of California Press.
(b) Kragh, Helge S. (2008). Entropic Creation: Religious Contexts of Thermodynamics and Cosmology. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
2. (a) Helge Kragh – Ideas in History, the Nordic Society for the History of Ideas.
(b) Helge Kragh – World Science Festival, June 10-14, 2009, New York City.
3. Kragh, Helge. (2004). Matter and Spirit in the Universe: Scientific and Religious preludes to Modern Cosmology. World Scientific Publishing.
4. Kragh, Helge and Weininger, Stephen J. (1996). “Sooner Science than Confustion: the Tortuous Entry of Entropy into Chemist” (abs), Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences, 27(1): 91-130.

External links
‚óŹ Helge Kragh (Faculty) – Department of Science Studies, Aarhus University.

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