Grants-in-Aid Awarded in Fall 2010 and Spring 2011

Patrick Welsh (Ph.D. candidate, Florida State University), to support oral histories related to physics and national security in the 1960s.

Dr. Josep Simon (Institut de Recherches Philosophiques, Université Paris Ouest), to support research on Robert Andrews Millikan and the making of an American pedagogy of physics.

Dr. Donald Salisbury (Austin College, Sherman, TX), to support oral history interviews on the early history of quantum gravity.

Dr. Jaume Navarro (Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin), to support research at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives on teaching of physics pre-World War II.


Most of the grant-in-aid funding for 2011 was being used to bring early-career scholars to the AIP conference "Continuity and Discontinuity in the Physical Sciences since the Enlightenment." Approximately 30 travel grants were awarded.

A note to former Grant-in-Aid awardees and other scholars who have researched in the Niels Bohr Library & Archives or conducted oral history interviews for us: Please consider writing a short overview of your research. We will gladly consider articles up to 1000 words for the next issue of the newsletter.

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