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Nicolaus Copernicus' "De revolutionibus" (1543) showing his diagram of the heliocentric model of the solar system. (Lara Eakins/Flickr)MoreCloseclosemore
Nicolaus Copernicus' "De revolutionibus" (1543) showing his diagram of the heliocentric model of the solar system. (Lara Eakins/Flickr)

Here & Now wraps up this week's Science In America series by looking at the history of science. Every scientist builds on the work of great thinkers who came before, so we wanted to look at some important people and moments in science history.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks to David Kaiser, professor of the history of science and professor of physics at MIT. He’s the author of a number of books, including “Drawing Theories Apart” and “How the Hippies Saved Physics.”

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David Kaiser, professor of the history of science and professor of physics at MIT and head of MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society.

 

This segment aired on June 17, 2016.

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