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Loren R. Graham
  • Loren R. Graham

  • Date of birth: June 29, 1933
  • Born: in Hymera, Indiana, The United States.

  • Description: Professor Loren R. Graham, Ph.D. (Columbia University, 1964; B.A., Chemical Engineering, Perdue University, 1955), is Professor Emeritus of History of Science in MIT's Program in Science, Technology and Society.

    Professor Graham specializes in the history of science and the study of contemporary science and technology in Russia. His Science, Philosophy, and Human Behavior in the Soviet Union was nominated for the National Book Award. In 1996 he received the George Sarton medal of the History of Science Society and in 2000 he received the Follo Award of the Michigan Historical Society for his contributions to Michigan history. He is a fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the American Philosophical Society, and a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Natural Science.

    He has taught at Indiana University, Columbia University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University, where he is currently a research associate. He was a participant in one of the first academic exchange programs between the United States and the Soviet Union, studying at Moscow University in 1960–1961, and he has lived and worked in Russia dozens of times. He usually goes to Russia several times a year.

    In addition to history of science, he has also written a popular book on Native American history (A Face in the Rock) and a memoir (Moscow Stories) which describes his youth in the United States and his adventures in Russia. He has also been a strong supporter of human rights and scholarship.