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Stachel, John J. 1928-

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Works: 145 works in 593 publications in 7 languages and 7,442 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Archives  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Conceptor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Originator, Redactor
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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 )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,624 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 )

29 editions published in 1987 in 5 languages and held by 804 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
For Dirk Struik : scientific, historical, and political essays in honor of Dirk J. Struik by R. S Cohen( Book )

17 editions published in 1974 in English and Dutch and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat: Annie Romein-Verschoor : Wat is burgerlijk? Analysis of a dutch concept
Foundations of space-time theories by Conference on the Foundations of Space-Time Theories( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein and the history of general relativity : based on The proceedings of the 1986 Osgood Hill Conference, North Andover, Massachusetts, 8-11 May 1986 by Osgood Hill Conference( Book )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers of Léon Rosenfeld by L Rosenfeld( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 354 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 R. S Cohen( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--BOOK JACKET
Einstein from "B" to "Z" by John J Stachel( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, mind, and art : essays on science and the humanistic understanding in art, epistemology, religion, and ethics in honor of Robert S. Cohen by Kōstas Gavroglou( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 257 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. Science, Mind and Art, Volume III of Essays in honor of Robert S. Cohen focuses on issues in contemporary epistemology, aesthetics, and philosophy of mind as well as on the relations of science and human values in ethical and religious thought. It also has important new work in contemporary metaphysics, as well as in the history of philosophy, and on questions of multiculturalism in science education. Contributors include Paul Feyerabend, Adolf Grünbaum, Joseph Margolis, Joëlle Proust, Erazim Kohak, Elie Wiesel, Miriam Bienenstock, and John Silber, among others
Science, politics, and social practice : essays on Marxism and science, philosophy of culture and the social sciences : in honor of Robert S. Cohen( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Science, Politics and Social Practice (Volume II of Essays in honor of Robert S. Cohen), an international group of scholars - philosophers, sociologists, historians, and political scientists - discuss issues at the cutting edge of contemporary social and political thought, and its bearing on science. Several essays discuss the relations of Marxism to science, and specifically, to the philosophies of science of Carnap and Popper, as well as Soviet Marxism, and the effects of Stalinism on Soviet science. There are also essays on the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences, on questions of method and aim in historical narrative, on the issue of cultural relativism, and more."--Jacket
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 )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space, time, and the limits of human understanding by Shyam Wuppuluri( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this compendium of essays, some of the world's leading thinkers discuss their conceptions of space and time, as viewed through the lens of their own discipline. With an epilogue on the limits of human understanding, this volume hosts contributions from six or more diverse fields. It presumes only rudimentary background knowledge on the part of the reader. Time and again, through the prism of intellect, humans have tried to diffract reality into various distinct, yet seamless, atomic, yet holistic, independent, yet interrelated disciplines and have attempted to study it contextually. Philosophers debate the paradoxes, or engage in meditations, dialogues and reflections on the content and nature of space and time. Physicists, too, have been trying to mold space and time to fit their notions concerning micro- and macro-worlds. Mathematicians focus on the abstract aspects of space, time and measurement. While cognitive scientists ponder over the perceptual and experiential facets of our consciousness of space and time, computer scientists theoretically and practically try to optimize the space-time complexities in storing and retrieving data/information. The list is never-ending. Linguists, logicians, artists, evolutionary biologists, geographers etc., all are trying to weave a web of understanding around the same duo. However, our endeavour into a world of such endless imagination is restrained by intellectual dilemmas such as: Can humans comprehend everything? Are there any limits? Can finite thought fathom infinity? We have sought far and wide among the best minds to furnish articles that provide an overview of the above topics. We hope that, through this journey, a symphony of patterns and tapestry of intuitions will emerge, providing the reader with insights into the questions: What is Space? What is Time?"--
Experimental metaphysics( Book )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Collected papers of Albert Einstein. writings, 1900-1909 by Albert Einstein( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein presents Einstein's writings for the two-year period starting in October 1909. The initial date marks Einstein's departure from the Swiss Patent Office at Bern, which had been his professional home for seven years, and the beginning of his first academic appointment, at the University of Zurich. The volume concludes with the masterful report that Einstein, by then a full professor at the German-language university in Prague, gave to the original Solvay Congress, the first international meeting devoted to the problems of radiation and the quantum theory. Most of Einstein's efforts during these years went into his struggle with these ever more perplexing problems of quanta, on which he made discouragingly little progress. Einstein's new academic career naturally required him to teach, and almost half of this volume consists of the previously unpublished notes he wrote in preparation for his lectures on mechanics, on electricity and magnetism, and on kinetic theory and statistical mechanics. The last of these is particularly interesting in reflecting some of his research interests. Several papers here are concerned with aspects of the special theory of relativity, but it is Einstein's article of June 1911 that is a harbinger of things to come: it contains his calculation of the bending of light in a gravitational field on the basis of his equivalence principle. Martin J. Klein is Bass Professor of the History of Science and Professor of Physics at Yale University and Senior Editor of The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein. A.J. Kox teaches history of science at the University of Amsterdam, Jürgen Renn is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Physics at Boston University, and Robert Schulmann is Assistant Professor of History at Boston University
Einstein Archives online( )

in English and held by 67 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
The early years, 1879-1902 by Albert Einstein( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 49 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

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John Stachel físico estadounidense

John Stachel US-amerikanischer Physiker und Wissenschaftshistoriker

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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 RosenfeldPhysics, philosophy, and the scientific community : essays in the philosophy and history of the natural sciences and mathematics in honor of Robert S. CohenEinstein from "B" to "Z"Einstein : the formative years, 1879-1909Science, mind, and art : essays on science and the humanistic understanding in art, epistemology, religion, and ethics in honor of Robert S. Cohen