Brown Bag Talks at AIP

These informal talks are presented to give insight into new areas of research being done in the history of physics and its allied fields. They are open to the public, take place around lunchtime, and are held at the American Center for Physics in College Park, MD.

Talks are often given by visiting researchers or historians using the Niels Bohr Library & Archives or having received a grant-in-aid from the Center to complete their work.

Upcoming Talks

Check back soon for details.

Past Talks

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    Shaping a Middle Ground: Emergence of the AGU Committee on Environmental Quality, 1970–1974
    Given by Gabriel Henderson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Historian, Center for Science Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Monday, July 21, 2014
    John Wheeler's H-bomb blues: Searching for a missing document at the height of the Cold War
    Given by Alex Wellerstein, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for History of Physics
  • April 2, 2013
    Toward a social and cultural history of Big Bang cosmology
    Given by Kendrick Oliver, Reader in American history at the University of Southampton
  • March 22, 2013
    Polarization on the prairie: The history of early polarimetry and ellipsometry in Nebraska
    Given by Ron Synowicki, Woolam Co. Measurements Lab