Gallatin's Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series presents: David Kaiser
"Calculating Times: Testing Einstein's Relativity in the Cold War"
David Kaiser is Germeshausen Professor and Department Head of MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and also a member of MIT's Department of Physics. His books include Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics (2005), and How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival (2011). A Fellow of the American Physical Society and recipient of the Pfizer Prize from the History of Science Society for best book in the field, Kaiser has also received MIT's highest awards for excellence in teaching. His work has been featured in Science, Nature, Scientific American, the London Review of Books, and the Huffington Post, as well as on NOVA television programs, NPR, and the BBC. He is currently writing two books about gravity: a textbook, with his colleague Alan Guth, on gravitation and cosmology, and a history of research on general relativity over the twentieth century.
About the Series
The Gallatin Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series is a forum that honors the School's commitment to interdisciplinary study and excellence in intellectual, civic and aesthetic endeavors. The GDFL Series features speakers whose work or practice has made an outstanding contribution in one or more of these areas.