Robert Marc Friedman

Bilde av Robert Marc Friedman
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1971           B.S. New York University

1978           Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

1989-97      Prof, History & Science Studies, UC-San Diego

1991-93      Director, Science Studies, UC-San Diego

1994           Segerstedt Chair History of Higher Education, Uppsala 

1997-00      Researcher, Forum for University History, Univ. Oslo

2000-09      Prof, History of Science, Humanities, Univ.Oslo

2004           Fellow, Inst. of Advanced Studies, Univ of Bologna

2009           Tetelman Fellow, J. Edwards College, Yale University

2010-          Professor, IAKH, UiO

2011-13      Associate Research Scholar, Johns Hopkins Univ

2011-13      Prof II, Institute for historie, Univ Tromsø

2015           Fellow, M. Planck Inst f Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin

2016           Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, CA

Faglige kompetanseområder

  • Vitenskaps- og kunnskapshistorie
  • universitetshistorie
  • polarhistorie
  • kulturhistorie
  • formidling gjennom drama
  • historisk kunnskapssosiologi


  • L. J.Battan Author's Prize (for Appropriating the Weather), American Meteorological Society (1993)
  • J. Neumann Memorial Prize (for Appropriating the Weather), Royal Meteorological Society (1995)
  • One of the 10 most outstanding books of the year (for  The Politics of Excellence) China Reading Weekly (2005)
  • Lise Meitner Prize for contributions to the advancement of physics (for The Politics of Excellence &  “Remembering Miss Meitner”) Gothenburg & Chalmers Technical Universities (2006)
  • Tetelman Fellow, Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University, for communicating insight into natural science (2009)
  • Public Outreach Prize [Formidlingspris], University of Oslo (2015)
  •  Appropriating the Weather named one of eight classics of 20th-century European history of science by History of Science Society (2018)

Pågående og planlagte forsknings- og formidlingsprosjekter ved IAKH

  • "Banned in Berlin" - a research-based theater play about politics, science, and friendship in Weimar Republic (workshops being planned in London and New York)
  • "Recordando a Lise Meitner: Drama de un acto sobre la ciencia y la traicióna" Spanish production planned for Theatre Rialto in Valencia, March 2021 including round table discussion on women in science at opening. Collaboration with physicists at Instituto de Física Corpuscular and CRIT  Companyia de Teatre with support from La Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología and Institut Valencià de Cultura.
  • Einstein and the Nobel Committee: a follow-up of Nature article (1981) and subsequent publications, bringing new insight into the Nobel Committee for Physics' refusal to recognize Einstein's relativity theories (to be submitted to Nature)
  • Victor Moritz Goldschmidt: Immigrant, Refugee, Scientist.  NFR Proforsk. Research-based dramatization using multi-media and social media.  
  • "Lise Meitner: A Moral Researcher's Struggles" Research-based screenplay for an animated film about science, gender, and values." Riksbankens Jubileumsfond 
  • “Splitting Atoms/Disturbing History: Science, gender, and values at the dawn of the nuclear era” Includes text of “Remembering Miss Meitner”.  Book contract with Johns Hopkins University Press.
Emneord: Historie, Vitenskapshistorie, kunnskapshistorie, Universitetshistorie, Polarhistorie
Publisert 6. juni 2005 00:00 - Sist endret 8. aug. 2020 11:22