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Archimedes

New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Series Ed.: Buchwald, Jed Z.

ISSN: 1385-0180

About the Editor

JED Z. BUCHWALD 

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Buchwald is Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Professor of History at the Californnia Institute of Technology. Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1995 (US) and a Killam Fellowship in 1990 (Canada), Buchwald was trained at Princeton (BA’71) and Harvard (MA and Ph.D ’74.) From 1974 to 1992 he taught at, and then served as Director of, the University of Toronto’s Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. From 1992 to 2001 he was at MIT as Dibner Professor of the History of Science, where he also directed the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology. Buchwald has authored or co-authored six books and edited or co-edited eleven volumes on the history of science and related matters, as well as over seventy articles. His most recent books are The Zodiac of Paris, with Diane Greco Josefowicz (Princeton, 2010), Isaac Newton and the Origin of Civilization, with Mordechai Feingold (Princeton, 2013), The Riddle of the Rosetta, with Josefowicz (Princeton, 2020). In addition to Archimedes his editorial activities include: coeditor, Annals of Science; coeditor, Archive for History of Exact Sciences; editor, Studies and Sources in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences; editor, Transformations – Studies in the History of Science and Technology (MIT); coeditor, Mathematics in Art and Culture. At Caltech Buchwald teaches courses in ancient civilization, the origins of religion and in the history of physics. He is a member of the Académie Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences (effectif), and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Philosophical Society.

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