Stachel, John Jay

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STACHEL, John Jay. American, b. 1928. Genres: Intellectual history, Philosophy, Physics. Career: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, instructor in physics, 1959-61; University of Pittsburgh, PA, instructor in physics, 1961-62, research associate, 1962-64; Boston University, MA, assistant professor of physics, 1964-69, associate professor, 1969-72, professor, 1972- 97, professor emeritus, 1997-, Center for Einstein Studies, director, 1985-. Visiting research associate, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Warsaw, Poland, 1962; visiting professor, King's College, University of London, 1970-71, University of Paris, 1990-91, Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin, 1994-, California Institute of Technology, 1998; visiting senior research fellow, Dept of Physics, Princeton University, 1977-84; editor, Einstein papers, 1977-89; research associate, University of California-Berkeley, 1994. Publications: Einstein from B to Z, 2002; Going Critical: Selected Essays, 2003. EDITOR: (with R.S. Cohen and M.W. Wartofsky) For Dirk Struik, 1974; (with Cohen) Selected Papers of Leon Rosenfeld, 1979; (with J. Earman and C. Glymour) Foundations of Space-Time Theories, 1977; (with D. Howard) Einstein and the History of General Relativity, 1989; The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Vol. 1: The Early Years, 1879-1902 (texts in German with English commentary), 1987, Vol. 2: The Swiss Years, Writing 1900-1909, 1989; (with A. Ashtekar) Conceptual Problems of Quantum Gravity, 1991; (with K. Gavroglu and Wartofsky) Physics, Philosophy, and the Scientific Community, 1994; (with Gavroglu and Wartofsky) Science, Politics, and Social Practice, 1995; (with Gavroglu and Wartofsky) Science, Mind, and Art, 1995; (with R.S. Cohen and M. Horne) Experimental Metaphysics, 1997; (and author of intro.) Einstein's Miraculous Year, 1998; (with Howard) Einstein: The Formative Years, 1879-1909, 1999. Address: Department of Physics, Center for Einstein Studies, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]