Faculty: GERALD HOLTON

Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics and Professor of the History of Science, Emeritus

Prof. Holton  

Jefferson Lab
17 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-4474
holton@physics.harvard.edu


Gerald Holton obtained his Ph.D. at Harvard as a student of P. W. Bridgman. His chief interests are in the history and philosophy of science, in the physics of matter at high pressure, and in the study of career paths of young scientists.

Several of Prof. Holton's books and essays are available for download on DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard).


 Selected Book Publications:

 With Gerhard Sonnert:

  • Gender Differences in Science Careers: The Project Access Study (Rutgers Univ. Press, 1995).
  • Who Succeeds in Science? The Gender Dimension (Rutgers Univ. Press, 1995).
  • Ivory Bridges: Connecting Science and Society (MIT Press, 2002).
  • What Happened to the Children Who Fled Nazi Persecution? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).
  • Helping Young Refugees and Immigrants Succeed: Public Policy, Aid, and Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

 Curriculum Vitae
 Personal Website