Research Interests: history and philosophy of modern physics and mathematics; astronomy and cosmology; energy resources; visualization practices; mathematical invention.
Connemara Doran is a PhD candidate in History of Science at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the modern mathematical and physical sciences. Connemara’s primary project examines the question of the shape of space, from Poincare’s mathematics and Einstein’s general relativity to relativistic cosmology and NASA’s COBE and WMAP. The project instantiates what a globality of perspective offers that is not accessible from the local viewpoint of a microhistory. Another project analyzes the geophysical and graphical methods of peak oil theory and environmental debates over non-renewable energy resources.
A.M., Harvard University; A.B., Harvard University