Ken Alder

  • 153 Citations
1987 …2018

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Research Interests

Transnational history of science and technology in the context of social and political change. One central theme in his work is the history of measurement—both of nature and of human beings—and the many ways that quantitative values reflect social values. The other central theme in his work is the potency of material artifacts.

Education/Academic qualification

History of Science, PhD, Harvard University

… → 1991

Honors Physics, AB, Harvard University

… → 1981

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Research Output

Science, INC: On Mediating Stephen Hawking

Alder, K. L., Jan 10 2015, In : Los Angeles Review of Books.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of The Truth Machine: A Social History of the Lie Detector by Geoffrey C. Bunn

Alder, K. L., Mar 2013, In : Isis. 104, 1, p. 170-171 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  • The history of science as oxymoron: From scientific exceptionalism to episcience

    Alder, K., Mar 1 2013, In : ISIS. 104, 1, p. 88-101 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 14 Scopus citations

    Scientific Conventions: International Assemblies and Technical Standards from the Republic of Letters to Global Science

    Alder, K. L., 2012, Nature Engaged: Science in Practice from the Renaissance to the Present. Biagioli, M. & Riskin, J. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 19-39 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter