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David Kaiser is Germeshausen Professor of the history of science in MIT's programme in science, technology and society, and also Professor of Physics in MIT's department of physics. He is the author of several books, including How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival (2011). His work has been featured in such venues as Nature, Science, the New York Times and the New Yorker magazine. He has also received MIT's highest honors for excellence in teaching.