Beamtimes and Lifetimes has ratings and 9 reviews. L.L. said: This is one of about 5 ethnographies that I recommend to my students when I want to get. Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists. Sharon Traweek · Anne Kernan. University of California, Riverside. PDF. Particle physicists constitute a community of sophisticated mythmakers– explicators of the nature of matter who forever alter our views of space and time. But who.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Priya rated it did not like it Dec 20, I recommend this book to other physicists. Learn more about Amazon Prime. To ask other readers questions about Beamtimes and Lifetimesplease sign up.

An ethnography of particle physics (Beamtimes and Lifetimes)

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Gabrielle rated it really liked it Jun 05, She correctly observes that “Each stage [in a physicist’s training] has its characteristic anxiety: Lifetimws, competitive individualism is the way to ensure that only the best do rise to the top. Jul 17, Daisy rated it it was amazing. Best mathematics for physicists. This book does a great job exploring the social world and pressure of these scientists, and where culture Japanese and American, in this case intersects with practice.

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I read this for a reading group at work, and in lifeyimes honesty it’s probably not the kind of book I would otherwise have picked up Although parts of this book may be pretty dry for the non- scholar and people are simply not interested, there are pivotal and salient paragraphs in Beamtimes and Lifetimes that show that science isn’t objective and neutral as it seems.


Philosophy of Science 58 3: Also, her claims about the gendered-ness of research apparatus is completely absurd. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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Almost no one eats alone. Enter email to get updates in your inbox: It isn’t, however, very heavy handed about the “why this matters” — it makes its points lightly a lifetmies times and mostly stays in the well-curated description so read it if you’re already curious, not if you want convincing annd cultures of science matter.

Feb 19, Edward Fenner rated it liked it Shelves: The successful postdoc overcomes their fear and gets responsibility for some large, important project.

This is an unique book beamhimes ethnographies in laboratories. Postdocs are looking two or three years ahead, trying to anticipate rewarding questions in physics; they become anxious about the future.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Remote Control Object Lessons. While eating, people scan the room frequently, noting who is or is not eating with whom. Natalie rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Review Every sensitive observer of contemporary science and technology will want to read this short, compelling description.

Science, Logic, and Mathematics categorize this paper. This article has no associated abstract. Natalie Cohen rated it liked it Jun 30, I guess I really rock…. Added to PP index Total downloads 6of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 5of 2, How can I increase my downloads? They were given menial lifetimss tiresome tasks and were expected to complete those tasks diligently and well.

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There are very few dual career marriages, and two out of the three dual career marriages that she observed were between two particle physicists. While a touch dated at this point, there is quite a lot to glean from the outsider’s anthropology of the mythologized realm of the particle physicist a mythology which I’ve been brought up with, and which I do not wnd reject, I must admit.

An ethnography of particle physics (Beamtimes and Lifetimes)

Graduate students are afraid of using up their predoctoral years working for a team whose experiments may prove unproductive; afraid of losing their chance at success by losing time. Many of the brash and hostile dismissals of this kind of work find a few silly sentences among dozens of revealing and enlightening ones and decide to toss the baby out with the bathwater.

Really, lifetimees a layperson to the field, she has a solid grasp of a lot of physics and instrumentation. Share your thoughts with other customers. So far as I know, no one tells this to the postdoc.

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