Reynolds Lecturer To Examine 20th Century Science Revolution

March 19, 2003

by Judy Long

Renowned historical researcher Dr. Mary Jo Nye will speak on "Linus Pauling and 20th Century Scientific Revolutions" for the Herbert H. Reynolds Lecture in the History and Philosophy of Science at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University.

Nye is the Thomas Hart and Mary Jones Horning Professor of the Humanities, the History of Science graduate program chair and professor of history at Oregon State University. She completed her doctorate in the history of science at the University of Wisconsin in 1970 and taught at the University of Oklahoma, where she was named the George Lynn Cross Research Professor in the History of Science in 1991.

Nye has held visiting professorships at the University of Pittsburgh, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, Harvard University and Rutgers University. She has been a fellow at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge and a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Berlin.

Nye is also the recipient of the 1999 Dexter Award for Outstanding Achievement in the History of Chemistry given by the American Chemical Society. The author of two books and other writings, Nye recently finished editing Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences, the fifth volume of the Cambridge History of Science series.

The Reynolds Lectureship was established in 1998 by a gift to the department of philosophy from the Herbert H. and Joy C. Reynolds Endowment Fund for University Excellence. The series brings to campus an internationally recognized scholar in the sciences or in the philosophy or history of science.

For more information, contact the philosophy department at 710-3368.

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