Mary Jo Nye

Mary Jo Nye nsIn science, Mary Jo Nye (1944-) (CR=11) is an American science historian noted for a number of detailed chapters and articles on the history of chemical thermodynamics, specifically the transition from affinity chemistry to thermochemistry to chemical thermodynamics. [1]

Nye completed her BS in chemistry from Vanderbilt University and her PhD in the history of science at the University of Wisconsin in 1970.

1. (a) Nye, Mary Jo. (1993). From Chemical Philosophy to Theoretical Chemistry: Dynamics of Matter and Dynamics of Disciplines, 1800-1950 (section: From Chemical Affinity to Chemical Thermodynamics, pgs. 116-21). University of California Press.
(b) Nye, Mary Jo (1999). Before Big Science: the Pursuit of Modern Chemistry and Physics, 1800-1940 (ch. 4: Thermodynamics, Thermochemistry, and the Science of Energy, pgs. 88-146). Harvard University Press.

Further reading
● Lindberg, David C., Porter, Roy, Jo Nye, Mary, and Numbers, Ronald. (2003). The Cambridge History of Science: the Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences (pgs. 494-95). Cambridge University Press.
● Nye, Mary Jo. (2011). Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science. University of Chicago Press.

External links
Mary Jo Nye – Wikipedia.
Mary Jo Nye (faculty) – Oregon State University.

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