Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Ciências Humanas
versão impressa ISSN 1981-8122
FREIRE JUNIOR, Olival; VIDEIRA, Antonio Augusto Passos e RIBEIRO FILHO, Aurino. Science and politics during the military regime (1964-1984): perspectives from the Brazilian physicists. Bol. Mus. Para. Emílio Goeldi. Ciênc. hum. [online]. 2009, vol.4, n.3, pp. 479-485. ISSN 1981-8122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1981-81222009000300009.
This research note presents preliminary results from the analysis of a source of oral history with Brazilian physicists who were protagonists in Brazilian physics during the military regime (1964-1984). This source is still a work in progress. Fourteen physicists were already interviewed and the total figure should arrive to twenty-five. The research project from which this note is a result aims to produce a unified account of the conflicting processes (political authoritarianism and support to the scientific development) dealing with the changes these processes caused in the community of Brazilian physicists.
Palavras-chave : History of physics; Military regime; Science; Politics.