Jessica Riskin
Professor of History of Science, Stanford University

Jessica Riskin is professor of history of science at Stanford University. Her latest book is The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument Over What Makes Living Things Tick (2016). 

Written by Jessica Riskin

Essay/
History of science
Alive and ticking

The idea that nature is a humming, complex, clockwork machine has been around for centuries. Is it due for a revival?

Jessica Riskin