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|Noel M. Swerdlow|
|Fields||History of science, history of astronomy|
|Institutions||University of Chicago|
|Alma mater||Yale University, 1968|
|Notable awards||MacArthur Foundation Fellowship|
Noel M. Swerdlow (born 1941) is a professor emeritus of history, astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago. He is currently a visiting professor at the California Institute of Technology.
Swerdlow specializes in the history of exact sciences, astronomy in particular, from antiquity through the 17th century.
In 1988 Swerdlow received the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, often referred to as the "genius grant." In the same year he published the book "The Babylonian Theory of the Planets" (Princeton University Press).
In 2010 Swerdlow called for the withdrawal of the first edition of the "Biographical Encyclopaedia of Astronomers" on the grounds that one of the contributors, Nick Kollerstrom, was a Holocaust Denier. 
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