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  • MIT STS: Visiting Scholars/Research Affiliates
    617 253 4041 asf mit edu Ghoshroy Subrata Research Affliate E51 296A 617 253 3846 ghoshroy mit edu McElheny Victor Research Affiliate E19 623L 617 253 7992 mcelheny mit edu Miller Marvin Research Affiliate E51 296A 617 253 8077 marvmill mit edu Shani Liron Research Affiliate E51 296 lirons mit edu Thomson Sir John Research Affiliate E51 296A 617 253 8077 jothomson18 gmail com Wermiel Sara Research Affiliate swermiel mit

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  • MIT STS: Other Academic
    Faculty Visiting Faculty Visiting Research Other Academic Staff Knight Science Journalism Program Students Other Academic Name Title Contact Badino Massimilano Postdoctoral Fellow E51 185b mbadino mit edu Sur Abha Research Scientist E14 316 617 253 8844 asur mit edu Massachusetts

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  • MIT STS: Headquarters
    please call 617 253 4062 Name Title Contact Carlson Carolyn Administrative Assistant E51 163D 617 253 4085 carlsonc mit edu Gardner Karen Academic Administrator E51 163F 617 253 9759 kgardner mit edu Pinkney Paree Administrative Officer E51 163C 617 253 4084 ppinkney mit edu Roush Wade Program Outreach Officer E51 194 617 324 3978 wroush mit edu Spitzer Judy Administrative Assistant E51 194 617 253 4044 jspitzer mit edu Zahariadis

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  • MIT STS: Students
    Research Publications Media Faculty Emeriti Faculty Visiting Faculty Visiting Research Other Academic Staff Knight Science Journalism Program Students Students Please see the HASTS website Graduate Student Info page for information about our doctoral students Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT STS

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  • MIT STS: William Deringer
    numerical objectivity the idea that numbers never lie or as one early modern accountant put it in 1718 that Truth and Numbers are always the same Calculated Values argues that a pervasive public reverence for facts and figures first emerged in Great Britain following the Revolution of 1688 amidst bitter partisan debates about public finance It explains how a common belief in the honesty and disinterestedness of numbers grew accidentally out of a political culture in which calculators used numbers to do cynical and highly interested things In doing so Calculated Values explores the entwined histories of modern numerical trust and numerical distrust of the idea that numbers never lie and that there are in fact only three kinds of lies lies damned lies and statistics For his second book Deringer plans to look at the very long history of a single computational problem present value the problem of determining what future property out to be worth today How much would you pay today in exchange for 100 a year from now Ten years One hundred years Over the past three centuries one preeminent technique for solving that problem exponential discounting has become perhaps the single most important calculation in modern economic life It is also a calculation that encodes a powerful and sometimes disconcerting view of the future with peculiar implications for how we think about economic value public welfare intergenerational ethics and rationality It is a calculation that has only gained more significance and scrutiny amid contemporary debates about the present costs of climate change That project is tentatively titled Discounting A History of the Modern Future in One Calculation Deringer 39s other research interests include the history and epistemology of financial bubbles the history of computational technologies in 20th century finance from stock price charts to spreadsheet

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  • MIT STS: John Durant
    Sciences from Queens College Cambridge in 1972 and went on to take a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science also at Cambridge in 1977 After more than a decade in University Continuing Education first at the University of Swansea in Wales and then at the University of Oxford in 1989 he was appointed Assistant Director and Head of Science Communication at the Science Museum London and Professor of Public Understanding of Science at Imperial College London In 2000 he was appointed Chief Executive of At Bristol a new independent science centre in the West of England He came to MIT in July 2005 to take up a joint appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the STS Program and Director of the MIT Museum His earlier research was in the history of evolutionary and behavioral biology with special reference to debates about animal nature and human nature in the late 19th and 20th centuries More recently however he has undertaken sociological research on the public dimensions of science and technology He is especially interested in public perceptions of the life sciences and biotechnology in the role of public consultation in science and technology policy making and in the role of

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  • MIT STS: Michael Fischer
    as Director of the Center for Cultural Studies 1986 1992 From 1996 to 2000 he was the Director of the MIT STS Program He has been a Fulbright Lecturer in Brazil 1982 a Council for International Exchange of Scholars Fellow in India 1985 a Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution 1990 and a Carnegie Fellow 2005 Professor Fischer was recently awarded the Andrew W Mellon Professorship in the Humanities He

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  • MIT STS: Deborah Fitzgerald
    Iowa State University History and English 1978 and her Ph D from the University of Pennsylvania History and Sociology of Science 1985 Prior to joining the MIT faculty in 1988 she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University Fitzgerald served as the Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences from 2006 2015 Fitzgerald s research focuses on agriculture in 20th century America She is interested in the role of federal private and corporate institutions supporting agriculture in the character of rural life vis a vis growing modernization efforts in the emergence of scientific technological and economic ways of knowing and changing the agricultural world in the interface between nature and landscape on the one hand and agriculture on the other in the reciprocal influence of American and non American agricultural practices and ideas and in the role of commodity overproduction in the emergence of the modern food industry She is currently working on a book length study of the industrialization of food during World War II She is the author of The Business of Breeding Hybrid Corn in Illinois 1890 1920 Cornell 1990 and Every Farm a

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