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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Directions to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO)

From the north, take Synergy Parkway to Floyd Road, turning south to Lookout Drive. From the south, take Campbell Road to Waterview Parkway and turn north on Waterview. Turn east on Synergy Park Boulevard. Turn south on Floyd Road and head towards Lookout Drive. Prepare to stop at the four-way stop sign at the intersection of Floyd Road and Lookout Drive. Next, turn to head west on Lookout to drive onto the university campus. Prepare to make a right at the driveway. That is the entrance to Parking Lots A and B. After turning into the driveway, Parking Lot B will come first and Lot A is just beyond a dividing sidewalk. Find a green or gold spot and park. Use the safe walking path and head west toward campus. A large campus map (right) and Green Bridge appear at the end of path. Cross the Green Bridge, enter Green Hall (GR) and follow the signs to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604). 
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