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Galison, Peter 1955-

Works: 106 works in 352 publications in 6 languages and 9,110 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  Terminology  Biography  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, zxx, Author of screenplay, Producer, Other, Contributor, Production personnel
Classifications: QB209, 529
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Galison
Einstein's clocks and Poincaré's maps : empires of time by Peter Galison( Book )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the 20th century, just as industry and government were anticipating the immanent coordination of time around the globe, says Galison (history of science and of physics, Harvard U.), the notion of time and the ability to coordinate two clocks at a distance, were being demolished in the nexus of physics, technology, and philosophy
Objectivity by Lorraine Daston( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and French and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daston and Galison chart the emergence of objectivity in the mid 19th century sciences and show how the concept differs from its alternatives, truth-to-nature and trained judgement. This is a story of lofty epistemic ideals fused with workaday practices in the making of scientific images
How experiments end by Peter Galison( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histories of three experimental episodes: the measurement of the gyromagnetic ratio of the electron, the discovery of the mu meson, or muon, and the discovery of weak neutral currents. These studies of actual experiments will provide valuable material for both philosophers and historians of science
Image and logic : a material culture of microphysics by Peter Galison( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes how, as a result of these changes, the necessity for teamwork in operating multimillion-dollar machines has created dynamic "trading zones", where instrument makers, theorists and experimentalists meet, share knowledge, and co-ordinate the extraordinarily diverse pieces of the culture of modern microphysics - work, machines, evidence and argument
Einstein for the 21st century : his legacy in science, art, and modern culture( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than fifty years after his death, Albert Einstein's vital engagement with the world continues to inspire others, spurring conversations, projects, and research, in the sciences as well as the humanities. Einstein for the 21st Century shows us why he remains a figure of fascination." "In this wide-ranging collection, eminent artists, historians, scientists, and social scientists describe Einstein's influence on their work, and consider his relevance for the future. Scientists discuss how Einstein's vision continues to motivate them, whether in their quest for a fundamental description of nature or in their investigations in chaos theory; art scholars and artists explore his ties to modern aesthetics; a music historian probes Einstein's musical tastes and relates them to his outlook in science; historians explore the interconnections between Einstein's politics, physics, and philosophy; and other contributors examine his impact on the innovations of our time. Uniquely cross-disciplinary, Einstein for the 21st Century serves as a testament to his legacy and speaks to everyone with an interest in his work."--Jacket
Picturing science, producing art by Peter Galison( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the disciplines of art history and the history of science lies a growing field of inquiry into what science and art share as both image-making and knowledge-producing activities. The contributors of Picturing Science, Producing Art occupy this intermediate zone to analyze both scientific and aesthetic representations, utilizing disciplinary perspectives that range from art history to sociology, history and philosophy of science to gender studies, cultural history to the philosophy of mind. The internationally renowned contributors go beyond both science wars and culture wars by exploring substantive links between systems of visual representation and knowledge in science and art. Contributors include Svetlana Alpers, Jonathan Crary, Arnold Davidson, Carlo Ginzburg, Donna Haraway, Bruno Latour, and Simon Schaffer
Big science : the growth of large-scale research by Peter Galison( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Disunity of science : boundaries, contexts, and power( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is science unified or disunified? Over the last century, the question has raised the interest (and hackles) of scientists, philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science, for at stake is how science and society fit together. Recent years have seen a turn largely against the rhetoric of unity, ranging from the pleas of condensed matter physicists for disciplinary autonomy all the way to discussions in the humanities and social sciences that involve local history, feminism, multiculturalism, postmodernism, scientific relativism and realism, and social constructivism." "Many of these varied aspects of the debate over the disunity of science are reflected in the sixteen papers in this volume, which brings together a number of scholars studying science who otherwise have had little to say to each other: feminist theorists, philosophers of science, sociologists of science. Most of the contributors begin with the view that there is something local about scientific knowledge, and then try to explore where that leads."--Jacket
The architecture of science( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do the spaces in which science is done shape the identity of the scientist and the self-conception of scientific fields? How do the sciences structure the identity of the architect and the practice of architecture in a specific period? And how does the design of spaces such as laboratories, hospitals, and museums affect how the public perceives and interacts with the world of science? The Architecture of Science offers a set of speculations on these issues by historians of science, architecture, and art: architectural theorists: and sociologists as well as practicing scientists and architects
The humanities and the sciences by Jerome I Friedman( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific authorship : credit and intellectual property in science by Mario Biagioli( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we decide whether a chemical compound is discovered or invented? What does it mean to patent genetic material? Documenting the emergence of authorship, authorship's limits and its fragmentation, "Scientific Authorship" offers a collective history of a complex relationship
Science and society : the history of modern physical science in the twentieth century( Book )

34 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2002
Atmospheric flight in the twentieth century by Peter Galison( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together scholars from the history of technology, history of science, engineering, sociology, and philosophy in an effort to better understand aeronautical research and the full range of mechanisms by which flight technology has advanced in the twentieth century. The book will appeal to students of the humanities and social sciences as well as to researchers and practitioners of flight and aircraft design and engineering. Case studies range from detailed examinations of specific developments such as turbines and flight test equipment to investigations of patents policies and accident investigations. Most studies focus on United States experience, but there is some foreign coverage as well as international comparison. The book will appeal to scholars and college-level students in both the humanities and social sciences and in technical fields as well."--Jacket
Science in culture( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrecy( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of secrecy in the United States government, exploring the tensions between freedom of information and national security
The refusal of time by William Kentridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Objektivität by Lorraine Daston( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The refusal of time = Die Ablehnung der Zeit by William Kentridge( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our grasp of time continues to change, in wrenching ways. This is an exploration of these shifts and struggles, across drawing and text, music and movement, film and concepts. In the late nineteenth century, time was coordinated: towns, cities, whole countries lost their "own" time as signals synchronized clocks. When Albert Einstein introduced his radical idea undermining the notion of a "universally audible tick-tock" in favor of times not time, he found resistance furious; and in our own era, time is again in tumult -- time crossed with information, challenged at the horizon of black holes, even, among many string theorists, rendered a mere illusion. In a congenial long-term collaboration, Peter L. Galison, historian, author, filmmaker, and Professor of the History of Science and Physics at Harvard University and South African artist William Kentridge are researching such notions in The Refusal of Time, a project for documenta (13) into which this notebook offers first insights."--Publisher's website
Ultimate weapon the H-bomb dilemma( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the scientific and political battles over the development of the hydrogen bomb. Includes archival footage and interviews with physicists, historians, and participants
Patterns of change : linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics by Ladislav Kvasz( )

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

"This book offers a reconstruction of linguistic innovations in the history of mathematics; innovations which changed the ways in which mathematics was clone, understood and philosophically interpreted. It argues that there are at least three ways in which the language of mathematics has been changed throughout its history, thus determining the lines of development that mathematics has followed." "The book offers tools of analysis by means of which scholars and students of the history and philosophy of mathematics can attain better understanding of the various changes, which the subject of their study underwent in the course of history. The book brings also important insights for mathematics education connecting growth of language with the development of mathematical thought."--Jacket
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Einstein's clocks and Poincaré's maps : empires of time
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Galison, P. 1955-

Galison, P. L. 1955-

Galison Peter

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Galison, Peter L. (Peter Louis), 1955-

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ObjectivityHow experiments endImage and logic : a material culture of microphysicsEinstein for the 21st century : his legacy in science, art, and modern culturePicturing science, producing artThe Disunity of science : boundaries, contexts, and powerThe architecture of scienceScientific authorship : credit and intellectual property in science