Person List of Famous Historians Of Science

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List of famous historian of sciences, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top historian of sciences in the world? This includes the most prominent historian of sciences, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable historian of sciences is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic historian of sciences were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned historian of sciences.

This list has everything from Horace Freeland Judson to Robert Root-Bernstein.

From reputable, prominent, and well known historian of sciences to the lesser known historian of sciences of today, these are some of the best professionals in the historian of science field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous historian of sciences ever?" and "What are the names of famous historian of sciences?" then you're in the right place. (26 items)
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Laura Otis


Laura Otis is an American historian of science, and Professor of English, at Emory University. She graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry in 1983, and from the University of California at San Francisco with an M.A. in Neuroscience in 1988, and from ...more

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Age: 54

Profession: Literary Scholar, Historian, Historian of Science

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Margaret W. Rossiter


Margaret W. Rossiter is an American historian of science, and Marie Underhill Noll Professor of the History of Science, at Cornell University. Rossiter coined the term Matilda effect for the systematic repression and denial of the contribution of women scientists in research, whose work is often ...more

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Age: 71

Profession: Historian, Historian of Science

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George Sarton was a Belgian-American chemist and historian who is considered the founder of the discipline of history of science. He has a significant importance in the history of science and his most influential work was the Introduction to the History of Science, which consists of three volumes ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1884-1956)

Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium

Profession: Historian of Science

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Elizabeth Janet Browne is a British historian of science, known especially for her work on the history of 19th century biology. She taught at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College, London, before returning to Harvard. She is currently Aramont Professor of the ...more

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Age: 65

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Profession: Historian, Professor, Historian of Science

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Peter Louis Galison is the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor in History of Science and Physics at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in both Physics and the History of Science in 1983. His publications include Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Physicist, Professor, Historian of Science

Credits: Secrecy

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Horace Freeland Judson was a historian of molecular biology and the author of several books, including The Eighth Day of Creation, a history of molecular biology, and The Great Betrayal: Fraud In Science, an examination of the deliberate manipulation of scientific data. ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1931-2011)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Historian, Author, Historian of Science, Science writer

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John Stachel is an American physicist and philosopher of science. Stachel earned his PhD at Stevens Institute of Technology in Physics about a topic in General relativity in 1958. After holding different teaching positions at Lehigh University and the University of Pittsburgh, he went 1964 to Boston ...more

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Age: 87

Profession: Physicist, Historian of Science

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David Edwin Pingree was a University Professor, and Professor of History of Mathematics and Classics at Brown University, and one of America's leading historians of the Exact Sciences in antiquity. ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1933-2005)

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Historian of Science

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