Professor David Kaiser

Faculty Advisor

David Kaiser is Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science and Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also serves as an Associate Dean for Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing. He is the author of several award-winning books about modern physics, including Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics (2005) and How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival (2011). His latest book, Quantum Legacies: Dispatches from an Uncertain World (2020), was honored as among the best books of the year by Physics Today and Physics World magazines. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, Kaiser has received MIT’s highest awards for excellence in teaching. His work has been featured in Science, Nature, the New York Times, and the New Yorker magazine. His physics group’s recent efforts to conduct a “Cosmic Bell” test of quantum entanglement were featured in a documentary film, Einstein’s Quantum Riddle, which premiered on PBS television stations in 2019.