Image and logic :; a material culture of microphysics

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997. Paperback. Paperback quarto; xxv, 955 pages : b/w illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. Dark blue. Fine. Item #88817
ISBN: 9780226279169

"Engages with the impact of modern technology on experimental physicists. This study reveals how the 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." || Contents: 1. Introduction: Image and Logic -- 2. Cloud Chambers: The Peculiar Genius of British Physics -- 3. Nuclear Emulsions: The Anxiety of the Experimenter -- 4. Laboratory War: Radar Philosophy and the Los Alamos Man -- 5. Bubble Chambers: Factories of Physics -- 6. The Electronic Image: Iconoclasm and the New Icons -- 7. Time Projection Chambers: An Image Falling through Space -- 8. Monte Carlo Simulations: Artificial Reality -- 9. The Trading Zone: Coordinating Action and Belief -- Abbreviations for Archival Sources.

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