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Beamtimes and Lifetimes

Beamtimes and Lifetimes - 88 edition

Beamtimes and Lifetimes - 88 edition

ISBN13: 9780674063488

ISBN10: 0674063481

Beamtimes and Lifetimes by Sharon Traweek - ISBN 9780674063488
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 88
Copyright: 1988
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Beamtimes and Lifetimes by Sharon Traweek - ISBN 9780674063488

ISBN13: 9780674063488

ISBN10: 0674063481

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 88

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

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