Peter Galison named recipient of the American Physical Society's 2018 Abraham Pais Prize

October 3, 2017

APS LogoThe citation accompanying Peter's prize states: "for outstanding contributions to the history of physics, especially for elucidating the complicated roles of experiment, instrumentation, and theory in the production of scientific knowledge, and for sharing his insights via award-winning scholarship, generous mentoring, and innovative filmmaking."

The Abraham Pais Prize recognizes outstanding scholarly achievements in the history of physics. The prize is given annually and will consist of $10,000 and a certificate citing the contributions of the recipient, plus an allowance for travel to an APS meeting to receive the award and deliver an invited lecture on the history of physics.

Previous HistSci-related honorees include department emeriti Silvan Schweber (2011), and Gerald Holton (2008),