Producing (dis)interested science: construction and dissemination of the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of the University of São Paulo's mythical mission, and the formation of a scientific elite (1934-1968).
Some studies have attempted to understand the formation of the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of the University of São Paulo. However, there is a historiographical gap regarding the questioning of the formation of a scientific elite from this teaching and research center, as well as the propagation of a mythical discourse which tells the department would have become a center of disinterested science's production. Thus, this doctoral project intends to problematize the formation of this department; the political and social events which supported the rise of a scientific elite; and, more, understand how it relates to the constructed, widespread picture about these subjects and about the teaching and research institution.
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