Loren Graham

Professor of the History of Science, Emeritus (STS)

Professor of the History of Science (STS) Loren Graham received his B.S. from Purdue University (Chemical Engineering, 1955) and his Ph.D. from Columbia University (History, 1964). He was Professor of History at Columbia University from 1972 to 1978, when he became Professor of the History of Science at MIT. He has received Woodrow Wilson, Danforth, Guggenheim, and Rockefeller Fellowships.

Professor Graham is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Executive Committee of the Davis Center for Russian and Central Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. He is also a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Natural Science. Graham’s research focuses on the history of science in Russia and the Soviet Union in the 19th and 20th centuries.

He is the author of numerous books, including Science in Russia and the Soviet Union (1993), The Ghost of the Executed Engineer: Technology and the Fall of the Soviet Union (1993), What We Have Learned About Science and Technology from the Russian Experience (1998), A Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (1998), a historical novel currently being made into a film, Moscow Stories (2006), Science in the New Russia (with Irina Dezhina) (2008), and Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity (with Jean-Michel Kantor) (2009).