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? Listen in to this tour of the latest frontiers.
This program is generously underwritten by Judy and Mickey Gaynor and Jerry Newton and David Weinberg.
Recorded Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the Harold Washington Library Center.