College welcomes Director of the Center for History of Physics

greg-goodDr. Gregory Good, Director of the Center for History of Physics for the American Institute of Physics (AIP), will speak at Marietta College as part of the Physics Colloquium series at noon, Friday, Nov. 9.

Good will speak on “Measuring and Messing with the Magnetosphere: NASA, the AEC, and the early days of Space Science,” in the Anderson Hancock Planetarium.

The Center is the one body in the United States dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the field of physics. AIP is the umbrella organization for several professional organizations for physicists, including the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Good joined the Center in January 2009 after serving as chair of the Department of History at West Virginia University in Morgantown.

He received a Bachelor of Science in physics from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., in 1974, and a Ph.D. in history of science from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1982.

The colloquium schedule will conclude on Nov. 16 with Alex Viana of the Space Telescope Science Institute.