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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Nicholas rated it it was ok Dec 14, LPenting rated it really liked it Aug 07, A classic and must read for anyone interesting in the culture of science in general and physics in particular. Aside from these social analyses, I beamrimes it thought-provoking to read about the state of research, research technology, and research funding in the mids.

Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists by Sharon Traweek

Lifeyimes carefully and don’t plow through it! There are very few dual career marriages, and two out of the three dual career marriages that she observed were between two particle physicists. Traweek’s habit of not giving names to the people she talks about and referring to everything in incredibly generic terms can be very irritating.


I just read chapter 3, about the way romantic metaphors are embedded in the language of what it means to become a physicist — super interesting! Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Celia rated it it was amazing Aug lifegimes, No keywords specified fix it. And, for the most part, it’s quite astute.

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Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists

It is widely understood among the senior group members in American labs that it is not sufficient for a postdoc to do this sort of mundane job well; independent, risky work must be undertaken as well. I am finding that many of the dismissals of this kind of cultural anthropology either are misrepresenting what the sociologists are saying or, very possibly, they are able to see lifetimew the works and address the “true” motivations of the critics.

Another interesting observation was regarding the careers of postdocs. See and discover other items: Paperbackpages.

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Jul 16, L. The successful postdoc overcomes their fear and gets responsibility for some large, important project. Don’t have a Kindle? Henry Stapp – unknown. Wynn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Please try again later.

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While eating, people scan the room frequently, noting who is or is not eating with whom. To ask other readers questions about Beamtimes and Lifetimesplease sign up. And it’s not as radical, relativistic, or unhinged from reality as it is often presented. She correctly observes that “Each stage [in a physicist’s training] has its characteristic anxiety: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Unfortunately, it was a beqmtimes too dry for my tastes.

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