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Renn, Jürgen 1956-

Overview
Works: 186 works in 485 publications in 2 languages and 6,149 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Conference proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator, edc, Contributor
Classifications: QC16.E5, 530.092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jürgen Renn
Reworking the bench research notebooks in the history of science by Frederic Lawrence Holmes( )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 741 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
Albert Einstein/Mileva Marić--the love letters by Albert Einstein( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters show how Einstein's first wife acted as his confidant during his years at Princeton
Positioning the history of science by Kōstas Gavroglou( )
14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einstein and the changing worldviews of physics by Christoph Lehner( )
16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 441 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
Albert Einstein : Chief engineer of the universe = Ingenieur des Universums by Jurgen, ed Renn( Book )
36 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anlässlich des 100. Jubiläums des Einsteinschen Wunderjahres 1905 wird dem wohl bedeutendsten Wissenschaftler des 20. Jahrhunderts eine Ausstellung in Berlin gewidmet, deren Katalog von Wiley-VCH verlegt wird. Sowohl der Wandel historischer Weltbilder als auch die Bedingungen von Wissenschaftsentwicklung werden erklärt. Gleichzeitig wird der verschlungene Lebensweg Albert Einsteins vor dem Hintergrund der politischen und gesellschaftlichen Umwälzungen seiner Zeit beleuchtet. Am Schluss stehen die Auswirkungen von Einsteins Schaffen auf die Wissenschaft und Kultur der Gegenwart. Ergänzt wird dieser Katalog durch einen bilingualen Dokumentenband. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine Sammlung wissenschaftshistorischer Quellen wie Briefe, Manuskripte und Fotografien von Personen und Objekten
The genesis of general relativity. the promise of mathematics by Jürgen Renn( )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of physics in Cuba by Angelo Baracca( )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 284 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
Galileo in context ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 256 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 221 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
Albert Einstein : chief engineer of the universe : one hundred authors for Einstein ( Book )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 221 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
The genesis of general relativity by M Janssen( Book )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revisiting the foundations of relativistic physics : festschrift in honor of John Stachel by Jürgen Renn( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 201 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 183 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
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 )
6 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Going amiss in experimental research by Giora Hon( )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines errors and failures in scientific experiments in order to shed light on science in general, the scientific method, and the way knowledge is pursued and generated
Albert Einstein by Frieda Wishinsky( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a biography of physicist Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein--Ingenieur des Universums ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Renn, J.
Renn, Jurgen 1956-
レン, ユルゲン
Languages
English (155)
German (24)
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