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Beamtimes and Lifetimes The World of High Energy Physicists

ISBN-10: 0674063481
ISBN-13: 9780674063488
Edition: 1988
Authors: Sharon Traweek
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 2/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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.

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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