July 2017

Gennady Gorelik



1994 -Present    

Visiting Researcher, Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University 

1993 - 1994       

Fellow, the Dibner Institute for the History of Science & Technology, MIT 

1989 - 1993       

Senior Research Fellow, the Institute for the History of Science & Technology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow


Major Grants/Fellowships

Guggenheim Fellowship, 1995 

Grant from the MacArthur Foundation, Program on Peace and International Cooperation, 1994 

Dibner Fellowship, 1993 



Ph.D. in history of science 1979    ( Institute for the History of Science & Technology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow); 

M.S. in physics 1972      ( Department of Physics, Moscow University)



Web presentations

Andrei SAKHAROV: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons, and Human Rights

Andrei SAKHAROVPhoto-Chronology

Matvei BRONSTEIN: born 1906, arrested 1937, executed 1938

The Paternity of the H-Bombs: Soviet-American Perspectives


Recent publications

Matvei Bronstein and quantum gravity.  Aracne, 2017

A Galilean Answer to the Needham Question // Philosophia Scientiæ 2017, 21(1), 93–110

[Vitaly Ginzburg. Letters to the Beloved].  Moscow: Vremya, 2016 (Ed. G. Gorelik)

The Needham Question and “Well-Ordered Science”. Letter to the Editor // Isis, Vol. 105, No. 2 (June 2014), pp. 398-399.

[Who invented modern physics? (from Galileo's pendulum to Quantum Gravity)]. Moscow, CORPUS, 2013.

Andrej Sacharow: Ein Leben Fur Wissenschaft Und Freiheit  (Translated by Helmut Rotter), Birkhauser, 2013.

Matvei Petrovich Bronstein and Soviet Theoretical Physics in the Thirties, (Modern Birkhäuser Classics), Springer Basel AG, 2011 (reprint of 1994 edition) (With V.Frenkel)


List of publications