Friday, August 2, 2002

the whirling dervishes of matter

scientists working at Brookhaven National Laboratory may have discovered a new form of matter. theoretical physics has always been my favourite science, mostly because their work so beautifully demonstrates the social construction of scientific knowledge. for more on that, i highly recommend latour's book, pandora's hope: essays on the Reality of Science Studies and knorr-cetina's ethnographic take on high energy physicists and molecular biologists, epistemic cultures: how the sciences make knowledge. and to be fair, hacking's the social construction of what.

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