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Forms of Environmentalization, Keynote Lecture: Peter Galison

Fri, Apr 5    5pm

Peter Galison (Harvard University) will deliver the Keynote Lecture, “Contested Visibilities in the Anthropocene” to the doctoral symposium Forms of Environmentalization, presented by the students in the PhD in Architecture program at Columbia GSAPP. Visit the event page for more information on the doctoral presentations happening on April 6.

Peter Galison’s work in writing and film explores the complex interaction between the three principal subcultures of physics—experimentation, instrumentation, and theory—and the embedding of physics in the wider world.

In 1997, Galison was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship; he won a 1998 Pfizer Award (for Image and Logic); in 1999, he received the Max Planck and Humboldt Stiftung Prize; in 2017, the Pais Prize from the American Physical Society. More recently, as a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, he shared in the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for the capture of the first image of a black hole.

His other books include How Experiments End (1987); Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps (2003); and Objectivity (with L. Daston, 2007). He has explored cross-currents between science and other domains including, Big Science (with B. Hevly); The Disunity of Science (with D. Stump); The Architecture of Science (with E. Thompson); Picturing Science, Producing Art (with C. A. Jones); Scientific Authorship (with M. Biagioli) and Einstein for the 21st Century (with G. Holton and S. Schweber).

Forms of Environmentalization is sponsored by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. Organized by Lasse Rau and Nicolay Duque-Robayo, students in the Ph.D. in Architecture Program at GSAPP.

Image credits: Lucas Reif