David Kaiser

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For the historian and professor at the Naval War College, see David E. Kaiser.
David Kaiser
Nationality American
Education AB (physics) Dartmouth College, 1993
PhD (physics) Harvard University, 1997
PhD (history of science) Harvard University, 2000
Occupation Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Website
MIT faculty page

David Kaiser is an American physicist and historian of science. He is Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), head of its Science, Technology, and Society program, and senior lecturer in the department of physics.[1]

He completed his AB in physics at Dartmouth College (1993), and obtained two PhDs from Harvard University, one in physics (1997) for a thesis entitled "Post-Inflation Reheating in an Expanding Universe," and one in the history of science (2000), with a thesis on "Making Theory: Producing Physics and Physicists in Postwar America."[1]

Kaiser is the author or editor of several books on the history of science, including Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics (2005), and How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival (2011). He was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2010.[1] In March 2012 he was awarded the MacVicar fellowship, an MIT undergraduate teaching award.[2]

Books[edit]

  • Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics. University of Chicago Press, 2005.
  • (ed.) Pedagogy and the Practice of Science: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. MIT Press, 2005.
  • (ed.) Becoming MIT: Moments of Decision. MIT Press, 2010.
  • How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival. W. W. Norton, 2011.
  • American Physics and the Cold War Bubble. University of Chicago Press, forthcoming.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kaiser CV, MIT, accessed March 12, 2013.
  2. ^ Jesse Kirkpatrick, "Four MacVicar Recipients", The Tech, 132(13).

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