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Peter Galison is the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University; his doctoral dissertations were at Harvard in the history of science and in particle physics (electroweak theory). Galison's work explores the complex interaction between the three principal subcultures of physics--experimentation, instrumentation, and theory, and all focus on the role of visualization and materiality in scientific work. Among his books are: How Experiments End (1987), Image and Logic (1997), Einstein's Clocks, Poincar?'s Maps (2003), L. Daston, Objectivity (2007) and (among other co-edited volumes) The Architecture of Science, Picturing Science, Producing Art, Scientific Authorship, and Einstein for the 21st Century. To explore the relation of scientific work with larger issues of politics, he has made two documentary films: "Ultimate Weapon: The H-bomb Dilemma" (2000), and, with Robb Moss,"Secrecy" (about national security secrecy and democracy), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. At present, he is completing a book, Building Crashing Thinking (on technologies that re-form the self) and has just begun a new documentary film project on the long-term geological storage of nuclear waste, "Nuclear Underground." About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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