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Notes on Contributors ia w r en c e badash, Professor Emeritus ofHistoryofScience at the University of California, Santa Barbara, works on the history ofradioactivity and nuclear phys­ ics, and the role ofscientists in the nuclear arms race. His books include Radioactivityin America:GrowthandDecaycfa Science(1979) and ScientistsandtheDevelopmentqfNudear Weapons:FromFissiontothelimited TestBan Treaty, 1939-1963(1995). w illia m j. baum ol is Professor of Economics at New York University and Senior Research Economist and Professor Emeritus, Princeton University. Lo r r a in e d a sto n is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and honorary professor at Humboldt University, Berlin. Her work addresses the history of statistics and probability theory, early modem natural knowledge, scientific objectivity, and the cognitive passions. With Peter Galison, she is currently completing a book on “The Images ofObjectivity.” pe t e r g aliso n is Mallinckrodt Professor ofthe History of Science and ofPhysics at Harvard University. Among his publi­ cations are HowExperimentsEnd (1987) and image andLogic:A Material Cultureof Microphysics (1997), examining two of the three principal subcultures of twen­ tieth-century physics: experimentation and instrumentation. His work on the third (theory) began with Einstein'sClocks, Poincare'sMaps (2003). g er d g ig e r e n z e r is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. His recent books include SimpleHeuristicsthatMake UsSmart (1999, with Peter Todd et al.).Adaptive Thinking: Rationalityin theRealWorld (2000), and CalculatedRisks (2002). He has been the recipient ofmany awards, including the AAAS Prize for Behavioral Science Research. o w e n g in g e r ic h is Research Professor ofAstronomy and History of Science at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. His most recent memoir is TheBookNobodyRead: ChasingtheRevolutions ofNicolausCopernicus (2005). gerald h o lto n is Mallinckrodt Research Professor ofPhysics and Research Professor ofHistory of Science at Harvard University, and Fellow ofthe American Physical Society. He is also a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy ofArts and Sciences, and several European learned societies. He served as President ofthe History of Science Society. His book publications include Thematic OriginsofScientificThought:KeplertoEinstein (2nd ed., 1988) and Einstein, History, and OtherPassions (2000). A new book is to be released by Harvard University Press in May. He was the founding editor of the quarterlyjournal Daedalus, and was member ofthe editorial committee ofthe CollectedPapersofAlbertEinstein. Honors he has received include awards from physical societies, the Saiton Medal in the history of science, selection as the Herbert Spencer Lecturer at Oxford University, and as the Jefferson Lecturer. s u n g o o k h o n g , Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science. Seoul National University, is the author of Wireless: From Marconi's Black Box to the Audion (20011 and numerous articles. His research interests include the history of nineteenth-century electromagnetism, the history of power engineering, and the history of wireless telegraphy. k e n n e t h p r e w it t is Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs at Columbia University and a former Director of the United States Census Bureau. He has recently published Politics anil Science in Census Taking (2003). a l a n j. r o c k e is Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is a historian of science, specializing in the development of chemistry in nineteenthcentury Europe. n e i l j. s m e l s e r is University Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director Emeritus of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford. His research areas include social theory and social change. He is coeditor of the International Ftuyclopedia of the Sodii! ami Belui\ioraI Sciences (with Baltes. 2001). ja m e s r . v o e l k e l is a Senior Fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology. He is the author ofThe Composition ofKepler's Astronomia Suva (2001) and Johannes Kepler and the New Astronomy 11999). e d w a r d o. w i l s o n is the Pellegrino Research Professor in Entomology...

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ISSN
1944-768X
Print ISSN
0037-783X
Pages
pp. c3-c4
Launched on MUSE
2014-04-30
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No
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