Writing Biography as Contextual History: More IS Different!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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.
Sam Schweber, PhD
Professor of Physics and the History of Science, Brandeis and Harvard Universities
This event is free, but registration is required.