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Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science | Prof of Physics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

David Kaiser is Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science and Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of several award-winning books, including How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival (2011) and Quantum Legacies: Dispatches from an Uncertain World (2020). Kaiser co-directs a research group on the physics of the very early universe with Alan Guth in MIT's Center for Theoretical Physics, and has also designed and helped to conduct novel experiments to test quantum theory. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, Kaiser has received MIT's highest awards for excellence in teaching. His work has been featured in Science, Nature, the New York Times, and the New Yorker magazine. His group's recent efforts to conduct a "Cosmic Bell" test of quantum entanglement were featured in a documentary film, "Einstein's Quantum Riddle," which premiered on PBS in 2019.


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