I am a historian of science and the books editor at Physics Today, one of the world’s leading physics magazines. I solicit and edit book reviews, and contribute to the magazine’s New Books & Media section. I also edit feature articles on topics including history and philosophy of physics.
My historical work focuses on the interaction between scientists and the state, primarily in twentieth-century Germany. I am currently working on a book entitled Nazi Entanglement: Pascual Jordan, Quantum Mechanics, and the Legacy of the Third Reich, about the largely forgotten German theoretical physicist Pascual Jordan (1902-1980).
In my spare time, I am also a translator. I specialize in translating German texts (usually letters) that were handwritten in the famously difficult Sütterlin and Kurrent scripts. Although those scripts were widely used well into the mid-twentieth century, very few German speakers today can read them.
I received my PhD from the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science at the University of Chicago in June 2019. I also received an MA in history from the University of Chicago, and earned a BA in history at Princeton University.