Joshua Roebke



CSTMS Research Unit: Office for the History of Science and Technology, Office for the History of Science and Technology
Website
roebke@berkeley.edu

Degrees M.Sc., Theoretical Particle Physics :: McGill University (2003)
BA, Nuclear Physics and Spanish Literature :: Michigan State University (2001)
Research Areas

Physics in the 20th Century, especially particle physics and quantum physics in their cultural contexts. Science in the media, arts, literature, and popular culture.

Joshua received his B.S. in Nuclear Physics and Spanish Literature with High Honors from Michigan State University. He then received a Master's in Theoretical Particle Physics from McGill University in Montréal. Currently, his areas of interest are physics in the 20th Century (especially particle physics and quantum physics in their cultural contexts), and science in the media, arts, literature, and popular culture. Recently he wrote an essay titled, "The Reality Tests," which was anthologized in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009.The article is about a group of physicists in Vienna who are trying to find out whether what is observed in fundamental physics exists before it is measured. The book went on sale early this fall and copies have been spotted at Moe's.

last updated: June 12th, 2012