Loren Graham

Loren
Graham

Professor Emeritus of the History of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Executive Committee,
Center Associate

Loren Graham is Professor Emeritus of the History of Science in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at MIT. Professor Graham received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and a Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from Purdue University in 1986. Professor Graham specializes in the history of science and the study of contemporary science and technology in Russia. His publications include Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity, with Jean-Michel Kantor (Belknap Press, 2009), Science in the New Russia: Crisis, Aid, Reform, with Irina Dezhina (2008), Moscow Stories (Indiana Press, 2006), A Face in the Rock (1995), Science in Russia and the Soviet Union: A Short History (1993), The Ghost of the Executed Engineer (1993); Science and the Soviet Social Order (1990), Science, Philosophy and Human Behavior in the Soviet Union (1987), and What Have We Learned About Science and Technology from the Russian Experience? (1998). His Science and Philosophy in the Soviet Union was nominated for the National Book Award. In 1996 he received the George Sarton medal of History of Science Society and in 2000 he received the Follo Award of the Michigan Historical Society for his contributions to Michigan history. He is a fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the American Philosophical Society, and a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Natural Science.

Expertise
History of science and technology in Russia;
current science and technology policy.
Current Project
Lonely Ideas: Can Russia Compete?

Education

Ph.D.
, History
, Columbia University
Selected Publications

Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity, with Jean-Michel Kantor (Belknap Press, 2009).

Moscow Stories (Indiana Press, 2006).

The Ghost of the Executed Engineer: Technology and the Fall of the Soviet Union (Harvard UP, 1996).

Specialization
Telephone
617-491-1616
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