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Myles Jackson

Year of election: 2011
Section: History of Science and Medicine
Country: USA
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Research

Myles W. Jackson is the Dibner Family Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NY, USA). JACKSON is also Director of Science and Technology Studies at NYU-Poly and Professor of the History of Science and Technology at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University. He received his Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University (MA, USA) and was a post-doctoral fellow in the History of Science at Harvard University (MA, USA). He has been a Senior Fellow of the Dibner Institute of the History of Science and Technology of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and a fellow of the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (Germany).

He is the author of numerous articles on the history, philosophy, and sociology of science and technology, with a particular emphasis on the cultural history of nineteenth-century German physics. He has also authored two books Harmonious Triads: Physicists, Musicians, and Instrument Makers in Nineteenth-Century Germany (MIT Press, 2006) and Spectrum of Belief: Joseph von Fraunhofer and the Craft of Precision Optics (MIT Press, 2000), which won the Paul Bunge Prize of the German Chemical Society for the best work on the history of scientific instruments in 2005 and the Hans Sauer Prize for the best work on the history of inventors and inventions in 2007. He was elected member of the Die Akademie gemeinnütziger Wissenschaften zu Erfurt in 2009.

He is currently working on the effects of intellectual property law and the patenting of human genes on research in molecular biology and is serving as an expert for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in their lawsuit against Myriad Genetics on the BRCA 1 and 2 gene patents. He has been the recipient of an Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellowship, and in 2010 he received the Francis Bacon Prize in the History of Science and Technology from Caltech (California Institute of Technology, CA, USA) for his contributions to the history of science and technology.

Werdegang

  • 2015 Gastaufenthalt am Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserlautern, und an der Universität Stuttgart
  • seit 2014 Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of the History of Science, New York University – Gallatin, USA
  • 2014 Gastaufenthalt an der American Academy in Berlin
  • seit 2013 Professor of History, Department of History, New York University – Faculty of Arts and Science, USA
  • 2012 Francis-Bacon-Gastprofessur für Wissenschaftsgeschichte und Technologie am California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
  • seit 2012 Director of Science and Society, New York University – College of Arts and Science, USA
  • seit 2008 Professor für Wissenschaftsgeschichte an der Gallatin School of Individualized Study an der New York University, USA
  • 2007 Professor für Wissenschaftsgeschichte an der Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, USA
  • 2002-2007 Außerordentlicher Professor für Wissenschaftsgeschichte an der Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, USA
  • 1998-2002 Assistant Professor für Wissenschaftsgeschichte an der     Willamette University in     Salem, Oregon, USA
  • 1995-1998 Gast-Assistenz-Professor für Geschichte und Wissenschaftsgeschichte an der University of Chicago, USA
  • 1994-1995 Dozent am Department für Geschichte und Soziologie der Wissenschaften an der University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • 1992-1994 Dozent und Mellon-Stipendiat am Department für Wissenschaftsgeschichte an der Harvard University, USA
  • 1991-1992 Walter Rathenau-Stipendiat an der Technischen Universität Berlin
  • 1991 Ph.D. in Wissenschaftsgeschichte an der University of Cambridge
  • 1988 M. Phil. in Wissenschaftsgeschichte an der University of Cambridge
  • 1986 Abschluss B.A. in Deutscher Literaturwissenschaft und Biowissenschaften an der Cornell University, USA

Projekte

  • 2009-2010 “Science at the Boundaries”, NYU Seed Grant, New York University, USA

Auszeichnungen und Mitgliedschaften

  • 2014 Robert Bosch-Fellow an der American Academy of Berlin
  • 2014 Reimar Lüst-Preis der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
  • 2012 Korrespondierendes Mitglied der Académie Internationale d’ Historie des Sciences, Lüttich, Belgien
  • 2011 Gastaufenthalt am Fraunhofer-Institut für angewandte Mathematik in Kaiserslautern im Rahmen eines Stipendiums der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
  • seit 2011 Mitglied der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften     Leopoldina
  • 2010 Francis Bacon-Preis für Geschichte der Wissenschaft und Technologie des California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
  • seit 2009 Mitglied der Akademie der Gemeinnützigen Wissenschaften zu Erfurt
  • 2006 Hans Sauer-Preis
  • 2005 Paul Bunge-Preis der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) und der Deutschen Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie (DBG)
  • Derek Bok Teaching Award der Harvard University
  • UPenn Teaching Award

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