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Renn, Jürgen 1956-

Works: 247 works in 759 publications in 2 languages and 9,616 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Festschriften 
Roles: Editor, Author, edc, Other, Creator, dgs, Contributor, Annotator, Interviewee
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Most widely held works by Jürgen Renn
Albert Einstein/Mileva Marić--the love letters by Albert Einstein( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 537 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 : one hundred authors for Einstein by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften( Book )

17 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 453 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
Relativity : the special and the general theory by Albert Einstein( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After completing the final version of his general theory of relativity in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote a book about relativity for a popular audience. This new edition of Einstein's book features an authoritative English translation of the text along with an introduction and a reading companion that examines the evolution of Einstein's thinking and casts his ideas in a broader present-day context. A special chapter explores the history of and the stories behind the early foreign-language editions in light of the reception of relativity in different countries. This edition also includes a survey of the introductions from these editions, covers from selected early editions, a letter from Walther Rathenau to Einstein discussing the book, and a revealing sample from Einstein's handwritten manuscript.--
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 )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly annotated facsimile edition of "The Foundation of General Relativity" introduces a new generation of readers to Albert Einstein's theory of gravitation. Written in 1915, this remarkable document is a watershed in the history of physics and an enduring testament to the elegance and precision of Einstein's thought. Presented here is a beautiful facsimile of Einstein's original handwritten manuscript, along with its English translation and an insightful page-by-page commentary that places the work in historical and scientific context. Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn's concise introduction traces Einstein's intellectual odyssey from special to general relativity, and their essay "The Charm of a Manuscript" provides a delightful meditation on the varied afterlife of Einstein's text. Featuring a foreword by John Stachel, this handsome edition also includes a biographical glossary of the figures discussed in the book, a comprehensive bibliography, suggestions for further reading, and numerous photos and illustrations throughout
Galileo in context( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The formative years of relativity : the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton lectures : featuring Einstein's classic text The meaning of relativity in its historical context by Hanoch Gutfreund( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1922 and based on lectures delivered in May 1921, Albert Einstein's The Meaning of Relativity offered an overview and explanation of the then new and controversial theory of relativity. The work would go on to become a monumental classic, printed in numerous editions and translations worldwide. Now, The Formative Years of Relativity introduces Einstein's masterpiece to new audiences. This beautiful volume contains Einstein's insightful text, accompanied by important historical materials and commentary looking at the origins and development of general relativity. Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn provide fresh, original perspectives, placing Einstein's achievements into a broader context for all readers.In this book, Gutfreund and Renn tell the rich story behind the early reception, spread, and consequences of Einstein's ideas during the formative years of general relativity in the late 1910s and 1920s. They show that relativity's meaning changed radically throughout the nascent years of its development, and they describe in detail the transformation of Einstein's work from the esoteric pursuit of one individual communicating with a handful of colleagues into the preoccupation of a growing community of physicists, astronomers, mathematicians, and philosophers.This handsome edition quotes extensively from Einstein's correspondence and reproduces historical documents such as newspaper articles and letters
Reworking the bench : research notebooks in the history of science by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. The contributions are based on papers presented at the 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 or written after the workshop
Einstein's Annalen papers : the complete collection 1901-1922 by Albert Einstein( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein in context : a special issue of Science in context( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relocating the history of science : essays in honor of Kostas Gavroglu by Theodore Arabatzis( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is put together in honor of a distinguished historian of science, Kostas Gavroglu, whose work has won international acclaim, and has been pivotal in establishing the discipline of history of science in Greece, its consolidation in other countries of the European Periphery, and the constructive dialogue of these emerging communities with an extended community of international scholars. The papers in the volume reflect Gavroglu's broad range of intellectual interests and touch upon significant themes in recent history and philosophy of science. They include topics in the history of modern physical sciences, science and technology in the European periphery, integrated history and philosophy of science, historiographical considerations, and intersections with the history of mathematics, technology and contemporary issues. They are authored by eminent scholars whose academic and personal trajectories crossed with Gavroglu's. The book will interest historians and philosophers of science and technology alike, as well as science studies scholars, and generally readers interested in the role of the sciences in the past in various geographical contexts
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Albert Einstein/Mileva Marić--the love letters
Alternative Names
Jürgen Renn deutscher Wissenschaftshistoriker

Jürgen Renn Duits natuurkundige

Jürgen Renn German physicist, historian of science and university professor

Renn, J.

Renn, Juergen 1956-


レン, ユルゲン

English (136)

German (6)

Albert Einstein : chief engineer of the universe : one hundred authors for EinsteinGalileo in contextRevisiting the foundations of relativistic physics : festschrift in honor of John StachelReworking the bench : research notebooks in the history of scienceEinstein's Annalen papers : the complete collection 1901-1922