Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists / Edition 1

Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists / Edition 1

by Sharon Traweek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674063481

ISBN-13: 9780674063488

Pub. Date: 02/01/1992

Publisher: Harvard

The unique breed of particle physicists constitutes a community of sophisticated mythmakers--explicators of the nature of matter who forever alter our views of space and time. But who are these people? What is their world really like? Sharon Traweek, a bold and original observer of culture, opens the door to this unusual domain and offers us a glimpse into the inner

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The unique breed of particle physicists constitutes a community of sophisticated mythmakers--explicators of the nature of matter who forever alter our views of space and time. But who are these people? What is their world really like? Sharon Traweek, a bold and original observer of culture, opens the door to this unusual domain and offers us a glimpse into the inner sanctum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674063488
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
02/01/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Prologue: An Anthropologist Studies Physicists

Touring the Site: Powerful Places in the Laboratory

Inventing Machines That Discover Nature: Detectors at SLAC and KEK

Pilgrim's Progress: Male Tales Told During a Life in Physics

Ground States: Distinctions and the Ties That Bind

Buying Time and Taking Space: Negotiations, Collaboration, and Change

Epilogue: Knowledge and Passion

Notes

Index

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