of the Center for History of Physics
Friends in Texas
Spencer Weart was recently invited to give luncheon presentations in
Houston, Dallas, and Austin, telling Friends of the Center and others
about our activities. The first stop was in Houston, where Neal Lane,
now Senior Fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
at Rice University, introduced Spencer by remarking on the need to keep
the public informed about science issues and to encourage physics education.
Fred Bucy, the retired President of Texas Instruments, hosted the lunch
in Dallas, where he commented on the need to set straight the record of
physics in our time. Our last lunch was in Austin, where a group of physicists,
historians, and archivists from the University of Texas discussed the
problems of preserving historical materials.
Visit the Friends of the Center for History of Physics pages