Peter Galison

Peter Galison

Senior Faculty, Black Hole Initiative
Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, Department of the History of Science, Department of Physics
Director, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Peter Galison

Research Interests:
Professor Galison’s work explores the complex interaction between the three principal subcultures of physics--experimentation, instrumentation, and theory. He is also greatly concerned with the impact of technology on the self, and how this influences science, policy, and development. With Robb Moss, he directed “Secrecy” (2008, 81 minutes) and recently completed “Containment” (2015, premiered at Full Frame), about the need to guard radioactive materials for the 10,000 year future.

 

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