Accomplishments in Cuban Physics (up to 1995)

  • Carlos R. HandyEmail author
  • Carlos Trallero-Giner
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 304)


In late October 1995, one of the authors (CRH) paid a personal visit to Cuba. While there, he took advantage of a longstanding invitation to present a research seminar to the Cuban Physics Society. With respect to the development of physics in Cuba, curiosity led to subsequent visits to various centers including the University of Havana (UH), the Pedagogical Institute, the Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INST), the Institute for Cybernetics, Mathematics, and Physics (ICIMAF), the Polytechnic Institute (ISPJAE), the Neuroscience Center, and the National Center for Scientific Research (CNIC).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentTexas Southern UniversityHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of HavanaHavanaCuba

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