Einstein's Clocks: The Place of Time

@article{Galison2000EinsteinsCT,
  title={Einstein's Clocks: The Place of Time},
  author={Peter Galison},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  year={2000},
  volume={26},
  pages={355 - 389}
}
  • P. Galison
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Art
  • Critical Inquiry
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