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Renn, Jürgen 1956-

Works: 223 works in 664 publications in 2 languages and 8,459 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Popular works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator, dgs, Other, edc, Annotator, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: QC6, 530.11
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jürgen Renn
Albert Einstein/Mileva Marić--the love letters by Albert Einstein( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 540 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( Book )

31 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 364 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 )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein's own explanation of his theory for those who do not have a mathematical background and are unfamiliar with physics
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 )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 278 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 )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein : Chief engineer of the universe = Ingenieur des Universums( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 249 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 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positioning the history of science by Kōstas Gavroglou( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume, compiled in honor of an outstanding historian of science, physicist and exceptional human being, Sam Schweber, is unique in assembling a broad spectrum of positions on the history of science by some of its leading representatives. Readers will find it illuminating to learn how prominent authors judge the current status and the future perspectives of their field. Students will find this volume helpful as a guide in a fragmented field that continues to be dominated by idiosyncratic expertise and that still lacks a methodical canon. The essays were written in response to our invitation to explicate the views of the authors concerning the state of the history of science today and the issues we felt are related to its future. Although not all the scholars invited to write have contributed an essay, this volume can nevertheless be considered as a rather comprehensive survey of the present state of the history of science. All the papers collected here reflect in one way or another the strong influence Sam Schweber exerted during the past decades in his gentle way, on the history of science as well as on the lives of many of its protagonists worldwide. All who have had the opportunity of encountering him have benefited from his advice, benevolence, and friendship. Sam Schweber{u2019}s intellectual taste, his passion for knowledge, and his erudition are all encompassing. It, therefore, seemed fitting to honor him with a collection of essays of comparable breadth; nothing less would suffice
The power of images in early modern science by Wolfgang Lefèvre( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 178 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
Reworking the bench : research notebooks in the history of science by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 148 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
The genesis of general relativity by Michel Janssen( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four-volume work represents the most comprehensive documentation and study of the creation of general relativity; one of the fundamental physical theories of the 20th century. It comprises key sources from Einstein and others who from the late 19th to the early 20th century contributed to this monumental development. Some of these sources are presented here in translation for the first time. Einstein{u2019}s famous Zurich notebook, which documents the pivotal steps toward general relativity, is reproduced here for the first time and transcribed in its entirety. The volumes offer detailed commentaries and analyses of these sources that are based on a close reading of these documents supplemented by interpretations by the leading historians of relativity. All in all, the facets of this work, based on more than a decade of research, combine to constitute one of the most in-depth studies of a scientific revolution ever written
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 134 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 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 98 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{u2019}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 turn of the 21st century. Throughout the work, Einstein{u2019}s contributions are not seen in isolation but instead set into the wider intellectual context of dealing with the problem of gravitation in the twilight of classical physics; the investigation of the historical development is carried out with a number of epistemological questions in mind, concerning, in particular, the transformation process of knowledge associated with the changing worldviews of physics. Einstein and the Changing Worldviews of Physics is divided into four main parts: * Part I: At the Limits of the Classical Worldview; * Part II: Contexts of the Relativity Revolution; * Part III: The Emergence of the Relativistic Worldview; * Part IV: A New Worldview in the Making. The contributions explore various aspects of the emerging relativistic views in modern physics by giving an historical, philosophical, and mathematical account of Einstein{u2019}s work, as well as the work of other distinguished physicists in the field.¡ Taken as a whole, the book is focused on the interplay between mathematical concepts and physical ideas throughout history by studying today{u2019}s scientific world and how it continues to redefine physics in the 21st century. Contributors: A. Ashtekar, E. Battaner, J.E. Beckman, K.A. Brading, T. Dray, J. Eisenstaedt, E. Florido, H.F. Goenner, D. Kennefick, J. Renn, T.A.¡Ryckman, D.C. Salisbury, J.M. Sánchez-Ron, M. Schemmel, R. Schulmann, B.F. Schutz, J.M.M. Senovilla, A.T. Tolmasquim, R.M. Wald, G. Wolters
Globalization of knowledge in the post-antique Mediterranean, 700-1500 by Sonja Brentjes( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributions to this volume enter into a dialogue about the routes, modes and institutions that transferred and transformed knowledge across the late antique Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf. Each contribution not only presents a different case study but also investigates a different type of question, ranging from how history-writing drew on cross-culturally constructed stories and shared sets of skills and values, to how an ancient warlord was transformed into the iconic hero of a newly created monotheistic religion. Between these two poles, the emergence of a new, knowledge-related, but market-based profession in Baghdad is discussed, alongside the long-distance transfer of texts, doctrines and values within a religious minority community from the shores of the Caspian Sea to the mountains of the southern Arabian Peninsula. The authors also investigate the outsourcing of military units and skills across religious and political boundaries, the construction of cross-cultural knowledge of the balance through networks of scholars, patrons, merchants and craftsmen, as well as differences in linguistic and pharmaceutical practices in mixed cultural environments for shared corpora of texts, drugs and plants
The history of physics in Cuba by Angelo Baracca( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 56 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 Física. 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 {esc}(3z{esc}(Bwestern{esc}(3y{esc}(B 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
Relocating the history of science : essays in honor of Kostas Gavroglu by Theodore Arabatzis( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 56 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
The English Galileo : Thomas Harriot's work on motion as an example of preclassical mechanics by Matthias Schemmel( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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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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-

Renn, Jurgen 1956-


レン, ユルゲン

English (203)

German (17)

Albert Einstein : chief engineer of the universe : one hundred authors for EinsteinGalileo in contextAlbert Einstein : Chief engineer of the universe = Ingenieur des UniversumsRevisiting the foundations of relativistic physics : festschrift in honor of John StachelPositioning the history of scienceThe power of images in early modern scienceReworking the bench : research notebooks in the history of scienceThe genesis of general relativity