Lost in the Footnotes is a blog of the odd stories you collect as you do more serious research. This space is meant to collect the sort of historical curiosities that an office full of historians regularly traffics in during coffee breaks.
My name is Cameron Lazaroff-Puck and I'm a graduate student in the Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Generally speaking I focus on the history of theoretical physics in the late 19th century. My dissertation investigates the use of analogy and metaphor in physics as well as the intersection between theoretical physics and industrial technology. Occasionally I have also explored the government-led jet engine research in the United States.