David Kaiser is Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science and Professor of Physics at MIT. Together with Professor Julie Shah, Kaiser also served as an inaugural Associate Dean for Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing at MIT.
Kaiser is the author of several award-winning books about modern physics, including Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics (2005), How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival (2011), and Quantum Legacies: Dispatches from an Uncertain World (2020). His most recent book is “Well, Doc, You’re In”: Freeman Dyson’s Journey through the Universe (2022). A Fellow of the American Physical Society, Kaiser has also received MIT’s top honors for excellence in undergraduate teaching and in mentoring graduate students. His work has appeared in Science, Nature, the New York Times, and the New Yorker magazine.
Joining the Series Editor is an MIT SERC Case Studies Editorial Board consisting of MIT faculty and senior researchers. Editorial Board members represent nineteen departments, spanning all five of MIT’s Schools as well as MIT’s Schwarzman College of Computing.