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Galison, Peter 1955-

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Einstein's clocks and Poincaré's maps : empires of time by Peter Galison( Book )

39 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clocks and trains, telegraphs and colonial conquest: the challenges of the late nineteenth century were an indispensable real-world background to the enormous theoretical breakthrough of relativity. And two giants at the foundations of modern science were converging, step by step, on the answer: Albert Einstein, a young, obscure German physicist experimenting with measuring time using telegraph networks and with the coordination of clocks at train stations; and the renowned mathematician Henri Poincaré, president of the French Bureau of Longitude, mapping time coordinates across continents. Each found that to understand the newly global world, he had to determine whether there existed a pure time was relative. The esteemed historian of science Peter Galison has culled new information from rarely seen photographs, forgotten patents, and unexplored archives to tell the fascinating story of two scientists whose concrete, professional preoccupations engaged them in a silent race toward a theory that would conquer the empire of time. -- from back cover
Objectivity by Lorraine Daston( Book )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daston and Galison chart the emergence of objectivity in the mid 19th century sciences and show how the concept differs from its alternatives, truth-to-nature and trained judgement. This is a story of lofty epistemic ideals fused with workaday practices in the making of scientific images
How experiments end by Peter Galison( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histories of three experimental episodes: the measurement of the gyromagnetic ratio of the electron, the discovery of the mu meson, or muon, and the discovery of weak neutral currents. These studies of actual experiments will provide valuable material for both philosophers and historians of science
The architecture of science( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do the spaces in which science is done shape the identity of the scientist and the self-conception of scientific fields? How do the sciences structure the identity of the architect and the practice of architecture in a specific period? And how does the design of spaces such as laboratories, hospitals, and museums affect how the public perceives and interacts with the world of science? The Architecture of Science offers a set of speculations on these issues by historians of science, architecture, and art: architectural theorists: and sociologists as well as practicing scientists and architects
Image and logic : a material culture of microphysics by Peter Galison( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes how, as a result of these changes, the necessity for teamwork in operating multimillion-dollar machines has created dynamic "trading zones", where instrument makers, theorists and experimentalists meet, share knowledge, and co-ordinate the extraordinarily diverse pieces of the culture of modern microphysics - work, machines, evidence and argument
Einstein for the 21st century : his legacy in science, art, and modern culture( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than fifty years after his death, Albert Einstein's vital engagement with the world continues to inspire others, spurring conversations, projects, and research, in the sciences as well as the humanities. Einstein for the 21st Century shows us why he remains a figure of fascination." "In this wide-ranging collection, eminent artists, historians, scientists, and social scientists describe Einstein's influence on their work, and consider his relevance for the future. Scientists discuss how Einstein's vision continues to motivate them, whether in their quest for a fundamental description of nature or in their investigations in chaos theory; art scholars and artists explore his ties to modern aesthetics; a music historian probes Einstein's musical tastes and relates them to his outlook in science; historians explore the interconnections between Einstein's politics, physics, and philosophy; and other contributors examine his impact on the innovations of our time. Uniquely cross-disciplinary, Einstein for the 21st Century serves as a testament to his legacy and speaks to everyone with an interest in his work."--Jacket
Picturing science, producing art by Peter Galison( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the disciplines of art history and the history of science lies a growing field of inquiry into what science and art share as both image-making and knowledge-producing activities. The contributors of Picturing Science, Producing Art occupy this intermediate zone to analyze both scientific and aesthetic representations, utilizing disciplinary perspectives that range from art history to sociology, history and philosophy of science to gender studies, cultural history to the philosophy of mind. The internationally renowned contributors go beyond both science wars and culture wars by exploring substantive links between systems of visual representation and knowledge in science and art. Contributors include Svetlana Alpers, Jonathan Crary, Arnold Davidson, Carlo Ginzburg, Donna Haraway, Bruno Latour, and Simon Schaffer
Big science : the growth of large-scale research by Peter Galison( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Disunity of science : boundaries, contexts, and power( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is science unified or disunified? Over the last century, the question has raised the interest (and hackles) of scientists, philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science, for at stake is how science and society fit together. Recent years have seen a turn largely against the rhetoric of unity, ranging from the pleas of condensed matter physicists for disciplinary autonomy all the way to discussions in the humanities and social sciences that involve local history, feminism, multiculturalism, postmodernism, scientific relativism and realism, and social constructivism." "Many of these varied aspects of the debate over the disunity of science are reflected in the sixteen papers in this volume, which brings together a number of scholars studying science who otherwise have had little to say to each other: feminist theorists, philosophers of science, sociologists of science. Most of the contributors begin with the view that there is something local about scientific knowledge, and then try to explore where that leads."--Jacket
Secrecy( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a single recent year the U.S. classified about five times the number of pages added to the Library of Congress. Depending on whom you ask, government secrecy is either the key to victory in our struggle against terrorism or our Achilles heel. Counter-terrorist intelligence officers recall with fury how a newspaper article directly led to the loss of information that cound have avoided a terrorist killing
Scientific authorship : credit and intellectual property in science by Mario Biagioli( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we decide whether a chemical compound is discovered or invented? What does it mean to patent genetic material? Documenting the emergence of authorship, authorship's limits and its fragmentation, "Scientific Authorship" offers a collective history of a complex relationship
The humanities and the sciences by Jerome I Friedman( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black hole apocalypse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe
Science and society : the history of modern physical science in the twentieth century( Book )

34 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2002
Atmospheric flight in the twentieth century by Peter Galison( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together scholars from the history of technology, history of science, engineering, sociology, and philosophy in an effort to better understand aeronautical research and the full range of mechanisms by which flight technology has advanced in the twentieth century. The book will appeal to students of the humanities and social sciences as well as to researchers and practitioners of flight and aircraft design and engineering. Case studies range from detailed examinations of specific developments such as turbines and flight test equipment to investigations of patents policies and accident investigations. Most studies focus on United States experience, but there is some foreign coverage as well as international comparison. The book will appeal to scholars and college-level students in both the humanities and social sciences and in technical fields as well."--Jacket
Einsteins Uhren, Poincarés Karten : die Arbeit an der Ordnung der Zeit by Peter Galison( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La teoría de la relatividad especial, formulada por Albert Einstein en 1905, no sólo es una de las piezas básicas de la física, sino que ha atraído, además, la atención popular por su concepción del tiempo y del espacio. Era muy atrevido, desde luego, cambiar el estatus del tiempo como un ente absoluto, así que ¿cómo pudo Einstein llegar a su radical suposición sobre un tiempo que es relativo a quien observa? ¿Fue cuestión únicamente de resolver un problema interno de la teoría física, del electromagnetismo, o hubo algo más?Basándose en materiales hasta ahora inexplorados, el historiador de la ciencia Peter Galison ha encontrado en la tecnología, más concretamente en la necesidad de sincronizar relojes situados en lugares diferentes (como estaciones de ferrocarril), una pieza esencial para reconstruir ese rompecabezas histórico que es la génesis de la teoría de la relatividad especial. Y en esa reconstrucción no sólo aparece Einstein, sino el reputado y admirado matemático francés Henri Poincaré, quien casi logró ser, él mismo, el creador de la teoría de la relatividad especial. Miles de páginas se han escrito en el pasado acerca de las ideas de estos dos genios de la ciencia con relación a la relatividad, pero ninguna de esas páginas contempló el problema con la originalidad con que lo ha hecho Galison, en cuya perspectiva ciencia, tecnología y filosofía se complementan en una síntesis admirable
Objektivität by Lorraine Daston( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in German and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science in culture( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The refusal of time by William Kentridge( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L|artiste Sud-Africain William Kentridge présentera à la 13e Documenta de Kassel, de juin à septembre 2012, une installation-spectacle intitulée The Refusal of Time. Événement culturel international, la Documenta expose tous les cinq ans les artistes majeurs de l|art contemporain autour d|une problématique faisant émerger les enjeux actuels de l|art. Le spectacle sera également accueilli au Festival d|Avignon, au Festival RomaEuropa et dans divers lieux culturels européens.0Né de la rencontre avec le compositeur Philip Miller et d|une série d|échanges avec l|historien des sciences Peter Galison, Refusal of Time mêle musique, lecture, danse, chants, vidéos, dessins, performance et met en scène les interrogations de Kentridge sur la notion de temps
The refusal of time = Die Ablehnung der Zeit by William Kentridge( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our grasp of time continues to change, in wrenching ways. This is an exploration of these shifts and struggles, across drawing and text, music and movement, film and concepts. In the late nineteenth century, time was coordinated: towns, cities, whole countries lost their "own" time as signals synchronized clocks. When Albert Einstein introduced his radical idea undermining the notion of a "universally audible tick-tock" in favor of times not time, he found resistance furious; and in our own era, time is again in tumult -- time crossed with information, challenged at the horizon of black holes, even, among many string theorists, rendered a mere illusion. In a congenial long-term collaboration, Peter L. Galison, historian, author, filmmaker, and Professor of the History of Science and Physics at Harvard University and South African artist William Kentridge are researching such notions in The Refusal of Time, a project for documenta (13) into which this notebook offers first insights."--Publisher's website
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Einstein's clocks and Poincaré's maps : empires of time
ObjectivityHow experiments endThe architecture of scienceImage and logic : a material culture of microphysicsEinstein for the 21st century : his legacy in science, art, and modern culturePicturing science, producing artThe Disunity of science : boundaries, contexts, and powerScientific authorship : credit and intellectual property in science
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Galison, Peter L. (Peter Louis), 1955-

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