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Stachel, John J. 1928-

Overview
Works: 125 works in 565 publications in 8 languages and 7,430 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Archives  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, 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 )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,301 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 )

153 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume, set in the turbulent post-World War I period, finds Einstein awaiting news of the 1919 British eclipse expedition to test the general relativistic prediction of the deflection of starlight by the sun. With the expedition's success, he becomes the first science celebrity of our age. Deeply interested in the other, stellar redshift test of his theory, Einstein supports astronomers engaged in experimental work on the issue. Piqued by early suggestions of a unified field theory, he ponders how to unify gravitation and electromagnetic field theory and also works to resolve contradictions between the new quantum physics and relativity. His open-minded exchanges with colleagues may challenge his later image as the stubborn critic of quantum mechanics. We see Einstein deeply engaged in discussing social and political issues, participating in humanitarian efforts, and intervening on behalf of intellectuals condemned to death after the fall of the Bavarian Soviet republic. He faced anti-Semitic outbursts, reflected increasingly on his own identity as a Jew and assisted in efforts toward the establishment of the Hebrew University. As an internationalist opponent of war, and a German-speaking Swiss citizen whose renown was sealed by the Englishman Eddington's confirmation of relativity, Einstein mitigated postwar hostility toward German scholars. Correspondence with family and friends documents his divorce, remarriage to his cousin, and his closeness to his two sons. Notwithstanding evidence in newly uncovered material concerning efforts to lure Einstein back to Switzerland, and also to the Netherlands, Einstein, entertaining high hopes for the young Weimar Republic, remained in Berlin. This volume reveals new facets of Einstein as he constructively participated in German and European scientific, academic, and cultural life
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 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat: Annie Romein-Verschoor : Wat is burgerlijk? Analysis of a dutch concept
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 )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers of Léon Rosenfeld by L Rosenfeld( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1998 and 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 R. S Cohen( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 246 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
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 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 213 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
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 )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 210 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 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental metaphysics( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum mechanical studies for Abner Shimony( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein Archives online( )

in English and held by 71 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 Collected papers of Albert Einstein. writings, 1914-1917 by Albert Einstein( Book )

38 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume opens in spring 1914 when Einstein takes up a research professorship at the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin and closes with the collapse of the German Empire four and one-half years later. A good portion of the documentation, which comprises more than 675 letters, has only recently been discovered by the editors. The letters touch on all aspects of Einstein's activities and shed new light on his inner life, while enriching our understanding of his published papers, presented in volumes 6 and 7 of this series. The breakup of Einstein's first marriage and the divorce are presented here for the first time in all their complexity. New material shows Einstein maintaining a strong sense of moral urgency throughout the war. The scientific correspondence documents Einstein's struggle to find satisfactory field equations for his new gravitational theory--the general theory of relativity--and his continued discussion with leading physicists and mathematicians about the implications and further development of the theory
The early years, 1879-1902 by Albert Einstein( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 14 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?" --
 
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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 físico estadounidense

John Stachel US-amerikanischer Physiker und Wissenschaftshistoriker

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Stachel, J. J. 1928-

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

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Stachel, John 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, politics, and social practice : essays on Marxism and science, philosophy of culture and the social sciences : in honor of Robert S. Cohen