Two cultures synergy

In science, two cultures synergy refers to synergistic relationships, associations, and interactions between the so-called "hard science" Clausius culture (left brain thinkers), or physical science and engineering culture, and the so-called "soft science" Shakespeare culture (right brain thinkers), or liberal arts and humanities culture, according to which a two cultures bridging interaction effect results, so to speak, resulting in more than the sum of the parts individually.

“Every university should have a Department of Applied Greek and a complementary Department of Humanized Physics, and the benefits of these departments also should be extended as freely as is practicable to those who need them most, that is, to those whose main work is in another field.”
Edwin Slosson (1910), Great American Universities

Timeline
The following table shows noted historical two cultures "synergies" and the fruit resulting from such interaction:

Dates & Location
Thinkers
Product







1890-1923

University of Lausanne
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University of Geneva
Economics
Leon Walras 75
Leon Walras
(1834-1910)
Chair of political economy
Economics
Maffeo Pantaleoni 75
Maffeo Pantaleoni
(1857-1924)
Engineering
Pareto 75 new
Vilfredo Pareto
(1848-1923)

Chair of political economy
Political Economics Social Mechanics
Leon Winiarski 75
Leon Winiarski
(1865-1915)
Lausanne school of physical economics
The Teaching of Pure Political Economics and Social Mechanics in Switzerland

UNIL physical economics s

Resulted: Pareto writing over eight volumes on his social mechanics / dynamic economics theory; Winiarski wrote a near similar, albeit using the more advanced Clausius inequality. [1]












1932-1940s

Harvard University
Harvard Pareto circle (new) 2Harvard Pareto circle
Sociology 23
Mathematical economics

Harvard Pareto circle (labeled) b













1945-1955

Princeton University
Physics
John G. Stewart 75
John Q. Stewart
(1894-1972)
Thermodynamics
Bridgman 75
Percy Bridgman
(1882-1961)
Sociology
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Stuart Dodd
(1900-1975)
Sociology
Photo needed 75
John Trimmer
(1908-1983)
Princeton department of social physics
Princeton school of social physics
Princeton social physics

Princeton university (social physics)

● Many publications on social mechanics and social physics, including the 1948 Demographic Gravitation. [2]












1959-1973

University of South Dakota
George Scott 75
George Scott
(1921-2002)


















1977-1995

Western Washington University
Sociology
Ed Stephan 75
Ed Stephan
(1939-2008)
Chair of sociology
Physics
Louis Barrett 75
Louis Barrett
(c.1940-)
Chair of physics
Physical chemistry
George Gerhold 75
George Gerhold
(1937-)
Dean of arts and sciences

WWU PCS













2007-present

University of Pitesti
Economics
Gheorghe Savoiu 75
Gheorghe Savoiu
(1957-)
Physics
Ion Siman 75
Ion Siman
(1951-)
Physics and thermodynamics
Mircea Gligor 75
Mircea Gligor
(1963-)

● Resulted in the launching (2008) of an annual “Econophysics and Sociophysics” workshop:
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● The launching (2011) of the journal Econophysics, Sociophysics and other Multidisciplinary Sciences; the 2012 book Econophysics: Background and Applications in Economics, Finance, and Sociophysics, among other ventures. [4]






2015/16-present

University not yet determined

Libb Thims (2013) 75
Libb Thims
(c.1975-)

See:
Two cultures calls
Two cultures inquiries
Two cultures department

Two cultures department (Goethe)
● Textbook: Chemical Thermodynamics: with Applications in the Humanities [5]

See also
Two cultures department
Two cultures namesakes

References
1. (a) Pareto, Vilfredo. (1897). Course on Political Economics, Volume 1-2. University of Lausanne.
(b) Pareto, Vilfredo. (1902). The Socialist Systems. Publisher.
(c) Pareto, Vilfredo. (1906). Manuel of Political Economy. Societa Editrice.
(d) Pareto, Vilfredo. (1912). Treatise on General Sociology, Volumes 1-4. Publisher.
2. Stewart, John Q. (1948). Demographic Gravitation: Evidence and Application. Beacon House.
3. Stephan, Ed. (1995). The Division of Territory in Society. EdStephan.org.
4. (a) EDEN – Project description.
(b) Home - Econophysics, Sociophysics and other Multidisciplinary Sciences Journal, University of Pitesti, Romania.
(b) Savoiu, Gheorghe. (2012). Econophysics: Background and Applications in Economics, Finance, and Sociophysics (Romanian econophysicists, pg. 13). Academic Press.
5. Thims, Libb. (2014-15/16). Chemical Thermodynamics: with Applications in the Humanities (85-page version: pdf of 800-pages estimated total). Publisher.

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