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Renn, Jürgen 1956-

Overview
Works: 213 works in 634 publications in 4 languages and 7,737 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence  Biography  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator, Other, edc, Contributor, Annotator
Classifications: QC6, 530.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jürgen Renn
Albert Einstein : Chief engineer of the universe = Ingenieur des Universums( Book )

62 editions published in 2005 in 4 languages and held by 569 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
Albert Einstein/Mileva Marić--the love letters by Albert Einstein( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters show how Einstein's first wife acted as his confidant during his years at Princeton
Galileo in context( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativity : the special and the general theory by Albert Einstein( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 243 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.--
Albert Einstein : chief engineer of the universe : one hundred authors for Einstein( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 229 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 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 )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 223 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 insightful page-by-page commentary that places the text in historical and scientific context."
Positioning the history of science by Kōstas Gavroglou( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 183 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 182 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 176 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 )

24 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 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 contains the direct facsimile, transcript and explanation of and comments on the "Einstein Zurich Notebook" as written in 1912. The research by Einstein herein forms a pivotal part of his creation of the theory of General Relativity (1915) from Special Relativity (1905) and Newton's law of gravitation. Additional sources from Einstein and others, who, from the late 19th to the early 20th century contributed to this monumental development sources are presented here in translation for the first time. 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
Homo faber : studies on nature, technology, and science at the time of Pompeii : presented at a conference at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, 21-22 March 2000( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 144 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 )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 133 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 129 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 111 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 turn of the 21st century. Throughout the work, Einstein'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'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'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
The history of physics in Cuba by Angelo Baracca( Book )

10 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 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
Relocating the history of science : essays in honor of Kostas Gavroglu by Theodore Arabatzis( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 48 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 (4ème de couverture)
The genesis of general relativity. the promises of mathematics by Jürgen Renn( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 27 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
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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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

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Albert Einstein/Mileva Marić--the love lettersGalileo in contextAlbert Einstein : chief engineer of the universe : one hundred authors for EinsteinPositioning 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