Publications

1999
Galison, Peter, and E. Thompson, ed. The Architecture of Science. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1999.
Galison, Peter. “Trading Zone: Coordinating Action and Belief (1998 abridgment).” In The Science Studies Reader, edited by Mario Biagioli, 137-160. Routledge, 1999. PDF
1998
Galison, Peter. “Judgment Against Objectivity.” In Picturing Science, Producing Art, edited by Caroline A. Jones and Peter Galison, 327-359. New York: Routledge, 1998. judgement_against_objectivity_galison.pdf
Galison, Peter. “Feynman's War: Modeling Weapons, Modeling Nature.” Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 29, no. 3 (1998): 391-434. feynmans_war-modeling_weapons_modeling_nature_galison.pdf
Galison, Peter, and Andrew Warwick. “Introduction: Cultures of Theory.” Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 29, no. 3 (1998): 287-294. introduction-cultures_of_theory_galison.pdf
Galison, Peter. “The Americanization of Unity.” Daedalus 12, no. 7 (1998): 45-71. the_americanization_of_unity_galison.pdf
Jones, Caroline, and Peter Galison, ed. Picturing Science, Producing Art. New York: Routledge, 1998.
1997
Galison, Peter. “Material Culture, Theoretical Culture, and Delocalization.” In Science in the Twentieth Century, edited by John Krige and Dominique Pestre, 669-682. Amsterdam: Harwood, 1997. PDF
Image and Logic
Galison, Peter. Image and Logic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.Abstract

Image and Logic is the most detailed engagement to date with the impact of modern technology on what it means to "do" physics and to be a physicist. At the beginning of this century, physics was usually done by a lone researcher who put together experimental apparatus on a benchtop. Now experiments frequently are larger than a city block, and experimental physicists live very different lives: programming computers, working with industry, coordinating vast teams of scientists and engineers, and playing politics.

Peter L. Galison probes the material culture of experimental microphysics to reveal how the ever-increasing scale and complexity of apparatus have distanced physicists from the very science that drew them into experimenting, and have fragmented microphysics into different technical traditions much as apparatus have fragmented atoms to get at the fundamental building blocks of matter. At the same time, the necessity for teamwork in operating multimillion-dollar machines has created dynamic "trading zones," where instrument makers, theorists, and experimentalists meet, share knowledge, and coordinate the extraordinarily diverse pieces of the culture of modern microphysics: work, machines, evidence, and argument.

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1996
Galison, Peter, and D. Stump, ed. The Disunity of Science: Contexts, Boundaries, and Power. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996.
1995
Galison, Peter. “Theory Bound and Unbound: Superstrings and Experiments.” In Laws of Nature: Essays on the Philosophic, Scientific, and Historical Dimensions, 369-408. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1995. PDF
1992
Galison, Peter, and B. Hevly, ed. Big Science: The Growth of Large-Scale Research.. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1992.
1989
Galison, Peter L., and Barton Bernstein. “In Any Light: Scientists and the Decision to Build the Superbomb, 1952-1954.” Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences 19, no. 2 (1989): 267-347. Publisher's Version 27757627.pdf
1988
Galison, Peter L.Philosophy in the Laboratory.” The Journal of Philosophy 85, no. 10 (1988): 525-527. Publisher's Version philosophy_in_the_laboratory.pdf
Galison, Peter L.History, Philosophy, and the Central Metaphor.” Science in Context 2, no. 1 (1988): 197-212. galison_-_history_philosophy_and_the_central_metaphor.pdf
Galison, Peter. “Philosophy in the Laboratory.” The Journal of Philosophy 85, no. 10 (1988): 525-527. Publisher's Version plg_phil_in_lab.pdf
1987
How Experiments End
Galison, Peter. How Experiments End. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.
1983
Galison, Peter. “Re-reading the Past from the End of Physics: Maxwell's Equations in Retrospect.” In Functions and Uses of Disciplinary Histories, edited by Loren Graham, Wolf Lepenies, and Peter Weingart, 35-51. Dordrecht: D. Reidel Publishing, 1983. PDF

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