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Galison, Peter 1955-

Works: 94 works in 290 publications in 4 languages and 8,921 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Popular works  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Producer, Author of screenplay, Production personnel
Classifications: QB209, 529
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Most widely held works by Peter Galison
Einstein's clocks and Poincaré's maps : empires of time by Peter Galison ( Book )
25 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 1,891 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 )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 796 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 )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 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
Einstein for the 21st century : his legacy in science, art, and modern culture ( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 583 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
The architecture of science ( Book )
15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 550 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
Image and logic : a material culture of microphysics by Peter Galison ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study engages with the impact of modern technology on experimental physicists. It reveals how the ever-increasing scale and complexity of apparatus has distanced physicists from the very science which drew them into experimenting, and has fragmented microphysics into different technical traditions
Picturing science, producing art by Peter Galison ( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Big science : the growth of large-scale research by Peter Galison ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Disunity of science : boundaries, contexts, and power by Peter Galison ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 474 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."--BOOK JACKET
Secrecy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a single recent year the U.S. classified about five times the number of pages added to the Library of Congress. Depending on whom you ask, government secrecy is either the key to victory in our struggle against terrorism or our Achilles heel. Counter-terrorist intelligence officers recall with fury how a newspaper article directly led to the loss of information that cound have avoided a terrorist killing
The humanities and the sciences by Jerome I Friedman ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific authorship : credit and intellectual property in science by Mario Biagioli ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Science and society : the history of modern physical science in the twentieth century ( Book )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atmospheric flight in the twentieth century by Peter Galison ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 161 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."--BOOK JACKET
Science in culture ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The refusal of time by William Kentridge ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L|artiste Sud-Africain William Kentridge présentera à la 13e Documenta de Kassel, de juin à septembre 2012, une installation-spectacle intitulée The Refusal of Time. Événement culturel international, la Documenta expose tous les cinq ans les artistes majeurs de l|art contemporain autour d|une problématique faisant émerger les enjeux actuels de l|art. Le spectacle sera également accueilli au Festival d|Avignon, au Festival RomaEuropa et dans divers lieux culturels européens.0Né de la rencontre avec le compositeur Philip Miller et d|une série d|échanges avec l|historien des sciences Peter Galison, Refusal of Time mêle musique, lecture, danse, chants, vidéos, dessins, performance et met en scène les interrogations de Kentridge sur la notion de temps
Objektivität by Lorraine Daston ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'Empire du temps : les horloges d'Einstein et les cartes de Poincaré by Peter Galison ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Au croisement de la physique, de la philosophie et de la technologie ce livre raconte comment Poincaré ainsi qu'Einstein se sont penchés sur le problème de la simultanéité temporelle en deux points éloignés et comment cela a débouché sur la théorie de la relativité
Ainsi s'achèvent les expériences : la place des expériences dans la physique du XXe siècle by Peter Galison ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The refusal of time = Die Ablehnung der Zeit by William Kentridge ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 80 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
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Alternative Names
Galison, P. 1955-
Galison, P. L. 1955-
Galison Peter
Galison, Peter 1955-
Galison, Peter L.
Galison, Peter L. 1955-
Galison, Peter L. (Peter Louis), 1955-
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English (166)
German (6)
French (6)
Italian (1)