Prof. Aitor Anduaga
Basque Foundation for Science
2019 Ritter Fellow
Science deals with methods and principles. Can they be affected by social forces or external factors? If so, how and to what extent?
I’ll try to show a case: how interests related to nation-state building shaped weather
forecasting across the nineteenth century. I’ll talk about how the abstract idea of the
weather was transformed into a representation––the isobaric map—that seemed
scientifically predictable and politically controllable and manageable.