Harvard's Great Teachers: Peter Galison
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Pellegrino University Professor
About the Teacher
Peter Galison is the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor in the Department of the History of Science, and the Department of Physics. Galison’s work explores the complex interaction between three principal subcultures of twentieth century physics – experimentation, instrumentation, and theory. He is interested in the intersection of philosophical and historical questions such as these: What, at a given time, convinces people that an experiment is correct? How do scientific subcultures form interlanguages of theory and things at their mutual borders—and borders that link physics with film, philosophy, technology, and national security.Read complete bio
About this Video
Is time defined by physics, or fundamentally technology, or philosophy? Peter Galison discusses the historical context of Einstein's discoveries and how they have affected modern notions of time and space. View Galison Collection.