Working Groups

Physical Sciences

The Working Group on the History of the Physical Sciences meets monthly to discuss a colleague’s work in progress or to discuss readings that are of particular interest to participants. Meetings are usually held at the Consortium offices in Philadelphia from 12:00 to 1:30 on third Tuesdays. Scholars located anywhere can also participate online.

  • Joseph Martin

    Joseph Martin is NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine. He has published on the history of twentieth-century physics and the philosophy of science and technology.

     

  • Kathryn Olesko

    Kathryn Olesko is Associate Professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Her main research interest is the history of science and technology since the seventeenth century, with a special interest in measuring practices, science pedagogy, science and engineering in Prussia, and comparative nuclear cultures.

     

  • Kathryn Olesko

     

  • Michael Prell

     

Upcoming Meetings

There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.

Past Meetings

  • April 2, 2013

    Jeffery Womack introduced his draft Ethics of Uncertainty: Medicine, the Roentgen Ray, and the Erythema Dose

  • March 5, 2013

    Ann Robinson introduced a dissertation chapter, Not Like Minerva From the Head of Jupiter: The Foundation and Discovery of the Periodic Law, 1860-1869

  • February 5, 2013

    Richard Staley introduced his Trajectories in the history and historiography of physics in the twentieth century

  • December 4, 2012

    Joe Martin introduced his draft dissertation chapter A Good Name and Great Riches: Materials Science, Condensed Matter Physics, and the Seeds of Solid State's Fracture

  • November 6, 2012

    Ari Gross introduced his Pictures and Pedagogy: The Role of Diagrams in Feynman's Early Lectures, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. 43 (3). pp. 184-94. 2012.

  • October 2, 2012

    Ann Robinson introduced Elements of the Table: Visual Discourse and the Preperiodic Representation of Chemical Classification by Benjamin R. Cohen, Configurations 12 (2004): 41-75

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