Cyrus C.M. Mody Bridging Disciplines in Times of Crisis: California Physicists in the Long 1970s

Wednesday, March 05, 4:00 PM
Venue: Jonsson Performance Hall
Ticket: Free
Season: 2013-14

The UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities — in partnership with the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology, The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, The Nanotech Institute and The Office of Research presents

 

Cyrus C.M. Mody – Bridging Disciplines in Times of Crisis: California Physicists in the Long 1970s

 

Prof. Mody teaches the history of science, technology, and engineering. His own research focuses on the history of very recent physical and engineering sciences (~1970 to the present), with particular emphasis on the creation of new communities and institutions of research in the late Cold War and the post-Cold War periods, especially in fields related to the semiconductor industry. His book, Instrumental Community: Probe Microscopy and the Path to Nanotechnology (2011, MIT Press) explores the co-evolution of an experimental technology (the scanning tunneling microscope and atomic force microscope and their variants) and the community of researchers who built, bought, used, sold, theorized, or borrowed these instruments.



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