Faculty In Memoriam

IB_COHEN

I. Bernard Cohen

(1914 - 2003)
Victor S. Thomas History of Science Professor, Emeritus

I. Bernhard Cohen was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Science, Emeritus at Harvard at the time of his death, June 20, 2003. He was 89...

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Erwin Hiebert

Erwin N. Hiebert

(1919 - 2012)
Professor of the History of Science, Emeritus

Erwin N. Hiebert, professor of the History of Science, was born on May 27, 1919 in Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Canada, and grew up as the son of a Mennonite...

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John Murdoch

John Murdoch

(1927 - 2010)
Professor of the History of Science

John Murdoch was a historian of ancient Greek and medieval Latin science and philosophy. In alternate years he...

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Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz

Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz

(1923 - 2014)
Professor of the History of Science, Emerita

Barbara Rosenkrantz started her teaching career at Harvard as a lecturer in the History of Science Department in 1971. Professor Rosenkrantz was chair of the History of Science Department at Harvard from 1984-1989, and continued to teach at Harvard until her retirement in 1993. 

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A.I. Sabra

A.I. Sabra

(1924 - 2013)
Professor of the History of Arabic Science, Emeritus

Abdelhamid Ibrahim ("Bashi") Sabra, Professor Emeritus of the History of Arabic Science at Harvard University, passed away on December 18 in Lexington, Massachusetts after a long illness. Born in 1924 to a family of modest means in the Egyptian city of Tanta, Sabra was able to receive an education because he was his parents' only child to survive infancy.
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Sylvan S. Schweber

Sylvan S. Schweber

(1928 - 2017)
Professor of Physics, Emeritus

Silvan(Sam) Schweber was born in Strasbourg, France in 1928.  He came to the United States in July 1942. He attended the City College of NY and graduated as a chemistry and physics major in 1947.... Read more about Sylvan S. Schweber