Gerald Holton358 Jefferson Physical Laboratory
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Essentials of Curriculum Vitae
School of Technology, City of Oxford, Certificate of Electrical Engineering, 1940. Wesleyan University: B.A., 1941; M.A., 1942. Harvard University: M.A., 1946; Ph.D. (physics), 1948.
Harvard University, Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics, and Research Professor of History of Science. Also Member of the Faculty of Education. (Concurrently) Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976-1994, as founding faculty member of Program on Science, Technology and Society. Wesleyan University, Instructor, 1941-42. Brown University, Instructor, 1942-43. Harvard University: Laboratory on Electronic Acoustics, OSRD, and Staff, Officers Radar Course, 1943-45; various faculty ranks, 1947-, tenured from 1952; Chairman, Com. on the Degree in Chemistry and Physics; Member, Faculty Council, Advisory Board of Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study, etc. Visiting Professor at various times at Leningrad University; University of Rome; CNRS-Paris; Imperial College London; NYU; lecturer in China for Chinese Academy of Social Science. Project Physics, Codirector, 1964-.
Professional Memberships; Elected Fellowships
and other Honors:
American Physical Society: Fellow; Chair, Div. of History of Physics, 1992-93. American Philosophical Society: Fellow, member, Selection Committee for Franklin Fellowship. American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Fellow; Editor of the Academy, 1957-63; Founding Editor of the quarterly journal, Daedalus; member of Council (to 1997). Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences: Vice President, 1981-88. Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences. Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher, Leopoldina. History of Science Society: Council, 1959-61, 1963-65; President, 1983, l984. American Association for the Advancement of Science: Fellow, member, Board of Directors, 1970s; American Association of Physics Teachers: Member; Distinguished Service Citation, 1962. American Institute of Physics, founding chairman of Committee for the Center for History of Physics. New York Academy of Sciences, Honorary Life Member. U. S. National Commission for UNESCO, 1975-80. U. S. National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1981-83. National Associate, The National Academies (Science, Medicine, and Engineering). National Academy of Sciences Committee on Communication with Scholars in the People's Republic of China, 1969-72; Committee on Science in UNESCO, 1977-80; U.S. National Commission on History and Philosophy of Science, 1982-88, Chair, 1988; Committee on Interdisciplinary Research, 2003. National Research Council Committee on Indicators of Precollege Science Education, 1984-87; member, Committee on Conduct of Science, 1989-91; member, Committee on Public Understanding of Science (OPUS), 1997-2001. National Science Foundation, Advisory Committee on Ethical and Values Impact of Science and Technology (EVIST), 1973-78; Advisory Committee on Directorate for Science and Engineering Education, 1985-93, Chair, 1986-88. Massachusetts Board of Education, Advisory Committee on Science and Mathematics, 1997-2000. Member, Board of Trustees: Boston Museum of Science, 1965-67; Member of the Corporation, 1978-81. Science Service, 1972-78. Wesleyan University, 1975-89. National Humanities Center, 1989-93. Member, Council of Scholars, Library of Congress, 1979-1995. Member, Kuratorium of the German-American Academic Council, 1997-2000. Selection Board, Albert Einstein Peace Prize, 1980-. George Sarton Memorial Lecturer, 1962. Robert A. Millikan Medal, 1967. Herbert Spencer Lecturer, Oxford University, 1979. Oersted Medal, 1980. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1980-81. Jefferson Lecturer, 1981. John P. McGovern Medal of Sigma Xi, 1985. Andrew Gemant Award, American Institute of Physics, 1989. Sarton Medal, History of Science Society, 1989. J. D. Bernal Prize, Society for Social Studies of Science, 1989. Joseph Priestley Award, 1994. Rothschild Lecturer (Harvard University), 1997. Joseph H. Hazen Prize of the History of Science Society, 1998. Eight honorary degrees.
Selected Book Publications:
Scientific Imagination (Harvard Univ. Press, 1998).
Thematic Origins of Scientific Thought: Kepler to Einstein (Harvard Univ. Press, 1973; rev. ed., 1988).
Co-author, The Project Physics Course (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970-2000).
The Advancement of Science, and its Burdens (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1986; rev. ed., Harvard Univ. Press, 1998).
Co-editor, Albert Einstein, Historical and Cultural Perspectives (Princeton Univ. Press, 1982; Dover, 1997).
Science and Anti-Science (Harvard Univ. Press, 1993).Einstein, History, and Other Passions (Addison-Wesley, 1996; Harvard University Press, 2000).
Physics, The Human Adventure: From Copernicus to Einstein and Beyond (with S. G. Brush, Rutgers University Press, 2001).
Understanding Physics (with D. Cassidy and J. Rutherford, Springer-Verlag New York, 2002).
Victory and Vexation in Science: Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and Others (Harvard Univ. Press, 2005).
With Gerhard Sonnert:
What Happened to the Children Who Fled Nazi Persecution? (in press 2006)
Ivory Bridges: Connecting Science and Society (MIT Press, 2002)
Gender Differences in Science Careers: The Project Access Study (Rutgers Univ. Press, 1995)
Who Succeeds in Science? The Gender Dimension (Rutgers Univ. Press, 1995)
Selected Membership on Editorial Boards:
Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Princeton University Press. American Council of Learned Societies, Committee on Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Science, Technology, & Human Values. Daedalus.The Scientist. Nuncius (Rome). Prometeo (Milan). Minerva (London).