Writing Biography as Contextual History: More IS Different!

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Writing Biography as Contextual History: More IS Different!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study

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The speaker will present facets of the Nobel Laureate (Physics, 1967) Hans Bethe's life to illustrate how context can shape the development of physics. He will review some aspects of the history of post World War II quantum field theory, solid state and nuclear physics and that of neo-liberalism to make some comments on certain "top down" views in solid state physics in postmodernity.

Speaker

Sam Schweber, PhD

Professor of Physics and the History of Science, Brandeis and Harvard Universities

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This event is free, but registration is required.

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Venue Location

Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003

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