Carson in 2018

Cathryn Leigh Carson is a historian of science, known for her biography of Werner Heisenberg. She holds the Thomas M. Siebel Presidential Chair in the History of Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Education and careerEdit

Carson earned a bachelors's degree in history and philosophy of science in 1990 from the University of Chicago. She moved to Harvard University for graduate study, and completed her doctorate there in 1995.[1] Her dissertation was Particle physics and cultural politics : Werner Heisenberg and the shaping of a role for the physicist in postwar West Germany.[2]

She joined the Berkeley history department in 1996.[3] Carson was editor-in-chief of the journal Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences from 2008 to 2013.[3]

BookEdit

Carson is the author of a biography of Werner Heisenberg, Heisenberg in the Atomic Age: Science and the Public Sphere (Cambridge University Press, 2010).[4]

RecognitionEdit

In 2014, Carson was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.[5] She was given the Thomas M. Siebel Presidential Chair in the History of Science in 2016.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cathryn Carson", Current Faculty, University of California, Berkeley Department of History, retrieved 2019-05-06
  2. ^ WorldCat catalog entry for Particle physics and cultural politics : Werner Heisenberg and the shaping of a role for the physicist in postwar West Germany, retrieved 2019-05-06.
  3. ^ a b c Curriculum vitae (PDF), University of California, Berkeley Department of History, retrieved 2019-05-06
  4. ^ Reviews of Heisenberg in the Atomic Age:
  5. ^ Smith, Isaac (November 30, 2014), "4 campus faculty members elected as American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows", The Daily Californian