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Renn, Jürgen 1956-

Works: 216 works in 550 publications in 2 languages and 6,516 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator, Other, edc, Contributor
Classifications: QC16.E5, 530.092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jürgen Renn
Albert Einstein/Mileva Marić--the love letters by Albert Einstein( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters show how Einstein's first wife acted as his confidant during his years at Princeton
Albert Einstein : Chief engineer of the universe = Ingenieur des Universums by Jurgen, ed Renn( Book )

29 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein by Frieda Wishinsky( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anlässlich des 100. Jubiläums des Einsteinschen Wunderjahres 1905 wird dem wohl bedeutendsten Wissenschaftler des 20. Jahrhunderts ein Essayband gewidmet. Über 60 Essays beschreiben den historischen Hintergrund von Einsteins Leben und Werk, beleuchten die unterschiedlichsten Aspekte seiner Biographie sowie die wissenschaftlichen Forschungsgebiete und Themen, die mit Einsteins Arbeit verbunden sind. Die Autoren sind einige der renommiertesten Einstein-Forscher der Welt, u.a. Zeev Rosenkranz, John Stachel und Robert Schulmann. Der Brückenschlag zwischen Wissenschaft und Kulturgeschichte soll dem Leser eine Perspektive auf die Biographie Einsteins eröffnen, die über das traditionelle Bild des genialen Ausnahmewissenschaftlers hinausgeht
Galileo in context( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positioning the history of science by Kōstas Gavroglou( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of images in early modern science by Wolfgang Lefèvre( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is dedicated to the role of visual representations in the early modern period. It brings together historical case studies from various fields and discusses epistemological questions such as the role of images as mediatory instances between practical and theoretical knowledge, the interaction between images and texts, and the potential of images to synthesize fragments of knowledge to a global picture
The genesis of general relativity by M Janssen( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reworking the bench : research notebooks in the history of science by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research records composed of notes and protocols have long played a role in the efforts to understand the origins of what have come to be seen as the established milestones in the development of modern science. The use of research records to probe the nature of scientific investigation itself however is a recent development in the history of science. With Eduard Dijksterhuis, we could address them as a veritable "epistemologiCal laboratory". The purpose of a workshop entitled "Reworking the Bench: Laboratory Notebooks in the History of Science", held at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin was to bring together historians who have been exploiting such resources, to compare the similarities and differences in the materials they had used and and to measure the potential and scope for future explorations of "science in the making" based on such forms of documentation. The contributions which form this volume are based on papers presented at this workshop or written afterward by participants in the discussions. This is the first book that addresses the issue of research notes for writing history of science in a comprehensive manner. Its case studies range from the early modern period to present and cover a broad range of different disciplines
Einstein in context : a special issue of Science in context( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein's Annalen papers : the complete collection 1901-1922 by Albert Einstein( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein and the changing worldviews of physics by Christoph Lehner( Book )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume reviews conceptual conflicts at the foundations of physics now and in the past century. The focus is on the conditions and consequences of Einstein's pathbreaking achievements that sealed the decline of the classical notions of space, time, radiation, and matter, and resulted in the theory of relativity. Particular attention is paid to the implications of conceptual conflicts for scientific views of the world at large, thus providing the basis for a comparison of the demise of the mechanical worldview at the turn of the 20th century with the challenges presented by cosmology at the
Auf den Schultern von Riesen und Zwergen : Einsteins unvollendete Revolution by Jürgen Renn( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of physics in Cuba by Angelo Baracca( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together a broad spectrum of authors, both from inside and from outside Cuba, who describe the development of Cuba's scientific system from the colonial period to the present. It is a unique documentation of the self-organizing power of a local scientific community engaged in scientific research on an international level. The first part includes several contributions that reconstruct the different stages of the history of physics in Cuba, from its beginnings in the late colonial era to the present. The second part comprises testimonies of Cuban physicists, who offer lively insights from the perspective of the actors themselves. The third part presents a series of testimonies by foreign physicists, some of whom were directly involved in developing Cuban physics, in particular in the development of teaching and research activities in the early years of the Escuela de Fisica. The fourth part of the volume deals with some of the issues surrounding the publishing of scientific research in Cuba. Cuba's recent history and current situation are very controversial issues. Little is known about the development and status of higher education and scientific research on the island. However, Cuba has one of the highest proportions in the world of people with a university degree or doctorate and is known for its highly developed medical system. This book focuses on a comprehensive overview of the history of the development of one specific scientific discipline: physics in Cuba. It traces the evolution of an advanced research system in a developing country and shows a striking capacity to link the development of modern research with the concrete needs of the country and its population. A little known aspect is the active participation of several "western" physicists and technicians during the 1960s, the role of summer schools, organized by French, Italian, and other western physicists, as well as the active collaboration with European universities
The road to relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's "The foundation of general relativity" : featuring the original manuscript of Einstein's masterpiece by Hanoch Gutfreund( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of general relativity. the promises of mathematics by Jürgen Renn( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the limits of preclassical mechanics : a study of conceptual development in early modern science: free fall and compounded motion in the work of Descartes, Galileo, and Beeckman by Peter Damerow( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of when and how the basic concepts that characterize modern science arose in Western Europe has long been central to the history of science. This book examines the transition from Renaissance engineering and philosophy of nature to classical mechanics oriented on the central concept of velocity. Descartes, Galileo, and other protagonists of what the authors call "preclassical mechanics" struggled with fundamental concepts and contributed crucial insights to classical mechanics, but it is not clear that they actually realized these insights themselves. This book argues that the emergence of classical mechanics was neither a cumulative change nor an abrupt revolution, but rather that the transformation was the result of exploring the limits and exhausting the possibilities of the existing, largely Aristotelian conceptual system. In the dozen years that have passed since the appearance of the first edition, significant research has been done on Descartes and Galileo and the origins of modern science. There have also been important advances in the accessibility of sources and in technology for analyzing them. For this new edition, the authors take account of the most important new results. They include a new discussion of the doctrine of proportions, an analysis of the role of traditional statics in the construction of Descartes' impact rules, and go deeper into the debate between Descartes and Hobbes on the explanation of refraction. They also provide significant new material on the early development of Galileo's work on mechanics and the law of fall. All translations have been reviewed and revised for consistency of terminology and several new documents have been added. The bibliography has been updated to take account of new literature
Relocating the history of science : essays in honor of Kostas Gavroglu( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English Galileo : Thomas Harriot's work on motion as an example of preclassical mechanics by Matthias Schemmel( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short series The Historical Epistemology of Mechanics presents the long-term development of mechanical knowledge. The books in this series combine the presentation of a broad selection of relevant sources with in-depth analyses of the long-term development of mechanical knowledge focusing on the early modern period. This series is conceived in analogy to the four-volume series on The Genesis of General Relativity (BSPS 250). The English Galileo, the first book in this series, investigates the shared knowledge of preclassical mechanics by relating the work of Thomas Harriot on motion, docum
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Alternative Names
Jürgen Renn deutscher Wissenschaftshistoriker

Renn, J.

Renn, Jurgen 1956-

レン, ユルゲン

English (164)

German (22)

Albert Einstein : Chief engineer of the universe = Ingenieur des UniversumsAlbert EinsteinGalileo in contextPositioning the history of scienceRevisiting the foundations of relativistic physics : festschrift in honor of John StachelThe power of images in early modern scienceThe genesis of general relativityReworking the bench : research notebooks in the history of science