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Stachel, John J. 1928-

Overview
Works: 165 works in 518 publications in 7 languages and 7,070 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Archives  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Originator
Classifications: QC16.E5, 530.1
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Most widely held works about John J Stachel
 
Most widely held works by John J Stachel
Einstein's miraculous year : five papers that changed the face of physics by Albert Einstein( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After 1905, Einstein's miraculous year, physics would never be the same again. In those twelve months, Einstein shattered many cherished scientific beliefs in five great papers that would establish him as the world's leading physicist. For the first time, this book brings those papers together in an accessible format. An introduction by John Stachel explains their development and historical significance." "The best-known papers are the two that founded special relativity: On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies and Does the Inertia of a Body Depend on Its Energy Content? In the former, Einstein showed that absolute time had to be replaced by a new absolute: the speed of light. In the second, he asserted the equivalence of mass and energy, which would lead to the famous formula E = mc[superscript 2]."--Jacket
The collected papers of Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein( Book )

31 editions published in 1987 in 5 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this latest volume, Einstein's visible public persona is amply documented in his correspondence, honors and prizes, lectures and travels, articles, and the many solicitations asking him to join public initiatives. Einstein joins a Zionist fundraising mission led by Ch. Weizmann, and he visits the United States for the first time. Einstein travels to major cities, including New York, Boston, and Chicago, and he delivers his now famous Princeton Lectures. Scientific issues remain at the core of Einstein's preoccupations. Correspondence with N. Bohr, W. Bothe, P. Ehrenfest, H. Geiger, H.A. Lorentz, L. Meitner, and A. Sommerfeld records Einstein's interest in and contributions to the emerging modern quantum theory. He addresses conceptual problems, such as the fundamental nature of light and its emission mechanism, in a proposed experiment with canal rays. Einstein continues to engage in original research, other expert opinions, and patent applications. Throughout the year, Einstein navigates complex territory in his professional and personal life. He travels with his older son to Bologna, yet turns down repeated invitations to Munich. He mends his friendship with M. Born, but receives stinging criticism from F. Haber for traveling to the United States. He supports the nomination of Masaryk for a Nobel Peace Prize, travels to Amsterdam in order to intervene on behalf of Germany at the Paris reparations conference, and assists Russian physicists in their efforts to rebuild and develop Russian science. Einstein's letters reveal his Social Democratic political positions
Foundations of space-time theories by Conference on the Foundations of Space-Time Theories( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Dirk Struik : scientific, historical, and political essays in honor of Dirk J. Struik by R. S Cohen( Book )

15 editions published in 1974 in English and Dutch and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat: Annie Romein-Verschoor : Wat is burgerlijk? Analysis of a dutch concept
Selected papers of Léon Rosenfeld by L Rosenfeld( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein from "B" to "Z" by John J Stachel( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein : the formative years, 1879-1909( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics, philosophy, and the scientific community : essays in the philosophy and history of the natural sciences and mathematics in honor of Robert S. Cohen by Kōstas Gavroglou( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In three volumes, a distinguished group of scholars from a variety of disciplines in the natural and social sciences, the humanities and the arts contribute essays in honor of Robert S. Cohen, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The range of the essays, as well as their originality, and their critical and historical depth, pay tribute to the extraordinary scope of Professor Cohen's intellectual interests, as a scientist-philosopher and a humanist, and also to his engagement in the world of social and political practice. The essays presented in Physics, Philosophy, and the Scientific Community (Volume I of Essays in Honor of Robert S. Cohen) focus on philosophical and historical issues in contemporary physics: on the origins and conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics, on the reception and understanding of Bohr's and Einstein's work, on the emergence of quantum electrodynamics, and on some of the sharp philosophical and scientific issues that arise in current scientific practice (e.g. in superconductivity research). In addition, several essays deal with critical issues within the philosophy of science, both historical and contemporary: e.g. with Cartesian notions of mechanism in the philosophy of biology; with the language and logic of science - e.g. with new insights concerning the issue of a `physicalistic' language in the arguments of Neurath, Carnap and Wittgenstein; with the notion of `elementary logic'; and with rational and non-rational elements in the history of science. Two original contributions to the history of mathematics and some studies in the comparative sociology of science round off this outstanding collection
Science, mind, and art : essays on science and the humanistic understanding in art, epistemology, religion, and ethics in honor of Robert S. Cohen( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, politics, and social practice : essays on Marxism and science, philosophy of culture and the social sciences : in honor of Robert S. Cohen( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptual problems of quantum gravity : based on the proceedings of the 1988 Osgood Hill Conference, North Andover, Massachusetts, 15-19 May 1988 by Osgood Hill Conference( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Potentiality, entanglement, and passion-at-a-distance( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisiting the foundations of relativistic physics : festschrift in honor of John Stachel by Jürgen Renn( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental metaphysics by Center for Philosophy and History of Science( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected papers of Albert Einstein, volume 1, the early years, 1879-1902 [English translation] by Albert Einstein( Book )

14 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein Archives online( )

in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes scientific writings, non-scientific writings, travel diaries, general information on the Albert Einstein Archives, an itemized database of approximately 43,000 Einstein and Einstein-related archival items
Einstein 1905: un año milagroso : cinco artículos que cambiaron la física by Albert Einstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Collected papers of Albert Einstein. correspondence, 1902-1914 [English translation] by Albert Einstein( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first half of this volume presents a substantial amount of heretofore unavailable correspondence. From among family letters closed for twenty years after the death of Margot Einstein, who donated them to the Albert Einstein Archives in Jerusalem, the volume presents, for the first time, letters written by Einstein's sons, the adolescent Hans Albert and little Eduard, and numerous letters written by Einstein to his cousin and future second wife Elsa Einstein. Combined with newly available correspondence with his close friend Heinrich Zangger, this supplementary correspondence provides vivid and intimate details of Einstein's private life. It documents the emotional bonds to his family and friends; the severe deprivations caused by the war to family members in Berlin and Zurich; the fragile health of Mileva Einstein-Maric during these years of separation and divorce; the worries and joys of caring for the sons; and Einstein's views on German and international politics during this turbulent period.The second half finds Einstein full of optimism about Germany's new democracy. He vigorously promotes general relativity and the endeavors of other scientists toward its further confirmation. He responds to the rising interest in his work among philosophers, as attested by correspondence with M. Schlick, H. Reichenbach, R. Carnap, E. Cassirer, and H. Vaihinger. And yet he is embroiled in vociferous, politically tinged, public attacks on his theory of relativity. He considers leaving Berlin, which would have deprived the Weimar Republic of its most famous scientist. In many letters, colleagues, friends, and unknown admirers offer support. Einstein travels to Leyden, where he is appointed a visiting professor and where, in the circle of friends such as P. Ehrenfest, H. A. Lorentz, and H. Kamerlingh Onnes, he is involved in lively debates on issues related to quantum physics. He visits Oslo and Copenhagen, where he meets with N. Bohr, and receives invitations to the United States, anticipating his first visit to the New World in 1921. ENGLISH TRANSLATION:A translation of selected non-English texts included in Volume 10 is available in paperback, http://www.pupress.princeton.edu/titles/8332.html. Since this supplementary paperback includes only select portions of Volume 10, it is not recommended for purchase without the main volume
The Swiss years : writings, 1900-1909 by Albert Einstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Einstein's miraculous year : five papers that changed the face of physics
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John Stachel American physicist

John Stachel Amerikaans natuurkundige

John Stachel amerikansk fysikar

John Stachel amerikansk fysiker

John Stachel US-amerikanischer Physiker und Wissenschaftshistoriker

Stachel, J.

Stachel, J. J.

Stachel, J. J. 1928-

Stachel, J. J. (John J.), 1928-

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The collected papers of Albert EinsteinFor Dirk Struik : scientific, historical, and political essays in honor of Dirk J. StruikEinstein and the history of general relativity : based on The proceedings of the 1986 Osgood Hill Conference, North Andover, Massachusetts, 8-11 May 1986Selected papers of Léon RosenfeldEinstein from "B" to "Z"Einstein : the formative years, 1879-1909Physics, philosophy, and the scientific community : essays in the philosophy and history of the natural sciences and mathematics in honor of Robert S. CohenScience, mind, and art : essays on science and the humanistic understanding in art, epistemology, religion, and ethics in honor of Robert S. Cohen