Fellows at the Center

The Helleman Fellowships

The American Institute of Physics and the Center for History of Physics are currently accepting applicants for the AIP Robert H. G. Helleman Memorial Fellowships. These include Graduate Fellowships, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Graduate Research Fellowships. All application materials are due by March 15th each year.

For more information please visit the Helleman Fellowship website.


AIP’s Grants-in-Aid support research in the history of the physical sciences. Grantees’ projects bring them to the manuscripts and other sources in the Niels Bohr Library & Archives or to critical resources at other institutions. Grants-in-aid also support the conducting of new oral history interviews. When archival travel is not possible, grants can also be used to support expenses for research assistance (such as for an assistant or archive scanning fees). Deadlines for receipt of applications are April 15 and November 15 of each year.

For more information please visit the Grants-in-Aid website.

Past Fellows

In the past the Center for History of Physics sponsored  post-doctoral researchers for a 3-year term. This historian undertook original research and publication, conducted oral history interviews, provided content for the Center newsletter and website, and assisted our reference staff by providing historical expertise.

Past post-doctoral researchers at the Center for History of Physics include:

  • Gabriel Henderson
  • Teasel Muir-Harmony
  • Alex Wellerstein
  • G. William Thomas
  • Babak Ashafri
  • W. Patrick McCray
  • Alexei Kojevnikov
  • Ron Doel
  • Finn Aaserud
  • David DeVorkin