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Gerald Holton

Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

Research Professor of Physics and of History of Science at Harvard University, a member of the American Physical Society, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and several European learned societies. He served as President of the History of Science Society and on several US National Commissions. His book publications include Thematic Origins of Scientifi c Thought; Einstein, History and Other Passions; Science and Anti-Science; and Victory and Vexation in Science. He was the founding editor of the quarterly journal Daedalus and member of the Editorial Committee of Collected Papers of Albert Einstein. His honors include the Sarton Medal, the Abraham Pais Prize of the American Physical Society, selection as the Herbert Spencer Lecturer at Oxford University, as the Jefferson Lecturer by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ehrenkreuz 1.Klasse by the Republic of Austria.

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