Peter Galison on Frontiers in Technology's History

Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 7:30am

Event Info


$10; $5 for teachers and students with valid ID


Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center

400 S. State St.





Chicago Humanities Festival

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

As one of the world’s premier historians of science, Harvard University professor Peter Galison has made his mark exploring rare moments of collision and convergence. Author of Einstein’s Clocks and Poincaré’s Maps: Empires of Time among many other books, he has investigated the philosophy of microphysics, the social underpinnings of the theory of relativity, the development of the hydrogen bomb and the modern secrecy system, the logic of scientific experimentation, and the surprisingly contentious history of objectivity. What’s next? Join him for a tour of the latest frontiers.

This program is generously underwritten by Judy and Mickey Gaynor and Jerry Newton and David Weinberg.