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Sunday, July 22, 2018

sociology of high energy physics

   Sharon Traweek, "Beamtimes and Lifetimes", page 78:
    "There is, its seems to me, a cluster of subliminal messages in
    these picture captions; that science is the product of
    individual great men; that this product is independent of all
    social or political contexts; that all knowledge is dependent
    upon or derivative from physics; that only a very few
    physicists will be invited into the community of particle
    physics; and that the boundaries of particle physics are
    rigidly defined."