Dr. Alexei Kojevnikov

The Science in Society Conference is delighted to announce that Dr. Alexei Kojevnikov from the History Department at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver will be speaking at the 2014 Science in Society Conference. He received his Ph.D. in history of science at the Institute for History of Science and Technology from Moscow State University. He is currently President of the International Commission on History of Modern Physics of the IUHPS (International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science) and has served on the advisory boards for The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science and Encyclopedia Britannica. He has held professorships at many international institutions including, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia; Indiana University, Bloomington, United States; University of Maryland, College Park, United States; Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal; and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. He is currently working on two research projects. The first looking at Space-Time and the Russian Revolution. The second is titled, "Knabenphysik": Itinerant Postdocs and the Invention of Quantum Mechanic. He has published four books and several research articles and book chapters. His research interests include History of Modern Science, especially Physics, Science, Society, and Culture, Russian and Soviet History, and Nuclear History and the Cold War.