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Upcoming Meetings

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Past Meetings

  • September 15, 2016

    Joanna Behrman of Johns Hopkins University introduced her paper "Domesticating Physics: Introductory Physics Textbooks for Women in Home Economics, 1914-1955"

  • April 20, 2016

    Teasel Elizabeth Muir-Harmony of the American Institute of Physics introduced her paper "From the Moon to Japan: The US Exhibition of a Lunar Rock at the 1970 Osaka World's Fair."

  • March 16, 2016

    Allan Needell of the National Air and Space Museum introduced his "Webb, the New Deal and 'Space Age Management.'"

  • February 17, 2016

    Kristie Macrakis of Georgia Tech and ​the Woodrow ​Wilson Center introduced her paper, "How We Really Found Missiles on Cuba: A Story about Myths, Technology and Secret Agents."

  • January 20, 2016

    Mott Greene of the University of Washington introduced his biographical work, "Alfred Wegener: Science, Exploration, and the Theory of Continental Drift".

  • December 17, 2015

    Ruth Rand, Consortium for HSTM and UPenn, introduced her draft dissertation chapter, "'Terror in the Skies': Falling Space Junk, Space Weather, and International Environmental Liability During the Long 1970s."

  • October 15, 2015

    Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign introduce their book chapter on "Stanford Ovshinsky and the Invention of the Nickel-Metal-Hydride Battery"

  • September 17, 2015

    Anthony Eames of Georgetown introduced his paper, "Trident: The Socio-Scientific Construction of a Cold War Weapons System."

  • May 6, 2015

    Vivien Hamilton of Harvey Mudd College introduced her draft, "Physics in the New York Times: 1880-1920".

  • April 1, 2015

    Andrew Zangwill of Georgia Tech introduced his paper, "Density Functional Theory at 50: A Look Back."

Group Conveners

  • Richard Shrake


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