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Physics of Scales Staff




Babak R. Ashrafi worked in the HRST collaborative from May 2000 to December 2003. His PhD dissertation in the Science, Technology and Society Program at MIT drew on the Physics of Scale project. His research interests include the history of the production of quantum field theory. His PhD dissertation in physics was on the ground-state structure of supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory.  He is currently Associate Historian at the AIP Center for History in College Park, Maryland.

Karl Hall teaches history of science at Central European University in Budapest. He received his Ph.D. in history of science from Harvard University in 1999. A member of the HRST collaborative at the Dibner Institute from September 2001 to December 2002, he continues to serve as an editor of the Physics of Scales site. He is currently completing a book manuscript on the history of Soviet theoretical physics during the interwar period.

Silvan S. Schweber is Professor of Physics and Richard Koret Professor in the History of Science at Brandeis University. His interests include the history of quantum field theory since World War II, the visualization of elementary processes (Feynman diagrams), and the impact of these methods on the conceptualization of physics; post-World War II science; science at the end of the century; and a biography of Hans A. Bethe. His QED and the Men Who Made It: Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga was published by Princeton University Press in 1994.

Alberto A. Martínez joined the Physics of Scale project on December 2003. He has contributed mainly as an editor and research associate. Aside from the PoS project, he works mainly on the history of special relativity and modern kinematics. He is also the author of a book on numerical algebra, forthcoming from Princeton University Press. He now teaches history of physics at the California Institute of Technology.