CURRICULUM VITAE 

September 2015

 

Gennady Gorelik

gorelik@bu.edu

 

Contents

Positions

Major Grants/Fellowships

Education

Some Publications

Web presentations

Recent articles

Books

List of publications

 

Positions

 

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 

 

Education

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)

 

Some Publications

 

Web presentations

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

·         Andrei SAKHAROV: Photo-Chronology

·         Matvei BRONSTEIN: born 1906, arrested 1937, executed 1938

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

 

Recent articles

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

How the Modern Physics was invented in the 17th century // Scientific American Guest Blog, 2012

In illusory worlds of Andrei Sakharov, Edward Teller, and Klaus Fuchs // Wissenschaftliche Konferenz "Zum Gedenken an Klaus Fuchs: Vom atomaren Patt zu einer von Atomwaffen freien Welt", 25-26 November 2011, Berlin

The Riddle of the Third Idea: How Did the Soviets Build a Thermonuclear Bomb So Suspiciously Fast? // Scientific American Guest Blog, 2011

Why Is Quantum Gravity So Hard? And Why Did Stalin Execute the Man Who Pioneered the Subject?  (on Matvei Bronstein) // Scientific American Guest Blog, 2011

Bremermann's Limit and cGh-physics // arXiv:0910.3424v2 [gr-qc]

The Paternity of the H-Bombs: Soviet-American Perspectives // Physics in Perspective, June, 2009, p. 169-197

 

Books

[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)

[Andrei Sakharov: Science and Freedom]. Moscow,  2010

[The Soviet Life of Lev Landau  in eyewitness accounts ]. Moscow, 2009

[The Soviet Life of Lev Landau]. Moscow, 2008

The World of Andrei Sakharov. A Russian Physicist's Path to Freedom,
Oxford University Press,  2005 (with Antonina W. Bouis).

'Meine antisowjetische Taetigkeit...' Russische Physiker unter Stalin (Translated by Helmut Rotter). Braunschweig/Wiesbaden: Vieweg,  1995.

 [Dimensionality of Space: historical and methodological analysis]. Moscow, 1983.

[Why is Space Three-dimensional?]. Moscow, 1982.

 

List of publications