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Johnson, Dan;. Gerald Holton - Gerald Holton biography. March 2011. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 31, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/jmac/item/28/show/25.

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Johnson, Dan;. (March 2011). Gerald Holton - Gerald Holton biography. Jagdish Mehra Audio Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/jmac/item/28/show/25

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Title Gerald Holton
Publisher University of Houston Libraries
Date April 29, 1966
Description Recording of lecture given by Gerald Holton on April 29, 1966 at the annual humanities series SMTI (Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute, now University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth).
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Physics
  • Engineering
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Holton, Gerald, 1922
  • Mehra, Jagdish, 1924-2001
  • Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Genre (AAT)
  • speeches
Original Item Location Box 125, C.D. 1.1.6
Original Collection Jagdish Mehra Collection, 1924-2001 http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=142&q=mehra
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Title Gerald Holton biography
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Johnson, Dan
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Publisher Univeristy of Houston Libraries, Digital Services
Date March 2011
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Physics
  • Engineering
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Holton, Gerald, 1922
  • Mehra, Jagdish, 1924-2001
  • Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Genre (AAT)
  • speeches
Original Item Location Box 125, C.D. 1.1.6
Original Collection Jagdish Mehra Collection, 1924-2001 http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=142&q=mehra
Digital Collection 2011-03-31
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Transcript Gerald Holton was born in Berlin, Germany in 1922 to Austrian parents, and was raised in Austria, where he attended the Classical High School of Vienna. He studied electrical engineering at the School of Technology at Oxford (now Oxford Brooks University) and received his BA from Wesleyan in 1941 and his first MA in 1942. He then continued at Harvard University, where he earned a second MA (1946) and PhD (1948) in Physics. He joined the Harvard faculty in 1945 and has lectured widely as visiting professor to Leningrad University, University of Rome, Imperial College of London, and the Chinese Academy of Social Science, among others. He was named Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics and Research Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. His field of research is the properties of matter under high pressures. He is also one of the foremost authorities on the life and works of Albert Einstein. He has been author or editor of many books, and was editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Founding Editor of the journal Deadalus. His interest in teaching led him to start the Harvard Project Physics, where he was co-director. Among his many awards, he was named Jefferson Lecturer by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Holton is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, U. S. National Commission for UNESCO, Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences , and Life Honorary Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences. In the humanities lecture series of Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute, Professor Holton discusses “Science, Cause or Cure of Catastrophe or Crisis.” Selected Publications Holton, Gerald. Thematic Origins of Scientific Thought: Kepler to Einstien. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1973. ---. Science and Anti-Science. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1993. ---. Einstein, History and Other Passions. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2000. Galison, Peter, Gerald Holton, and S. S. Schweber. Einstein for the 21st Century: his legacy in science, art, and modern culture. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008. Sonnert, Gerhardt and Gerald Holton. Gender Differences in Science Careers: Project Access Study. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1995. Reference Curriculum Vitae for Gerald Holton. 2011. 6 June, 2011. http://www.physics.harvard.edu/holton/holtoncv.htm Gerald Holton. 2011. 6 June, 2011. http://www.aip.org/history/historymatters/holton.htm Harvard Physics Faculty: Gerald Holton. 2011. 6 June, 2011. http://www.physics.harvard.edu/people/facpages/holton.html Notable Alumni. 2011. 6 June, 2011. http://www.wesleyan.edu/about/alumni.html