Peter Galison

Peter Galison is the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University. He is a physicist & culturally-minded historian whose work involves filmmaking (with Pamela Hogan, “Ultimate Weapon” (2000) and with Robb Moss, “Secrecy” (2008) and artistic collaboration, most recently with William Kentridge (“The Refusal of Time”). Galison has written extensively on nuclear matters, from weapons and secrecy to waste and wilderness—among his books are Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps, Picturing Science, Producing Art; and Objectivity. He received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1997 and the Max Planck Prize in 1999.