Joseph S. Alper

Joseph S. Alper is professor emeritus of chemistry and has served as director of the Center for Genetics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He received his A.B. from Harvard and his Ph.D. from Yale. Alper has published articles on theoretical chemistry as well as on the ethical, political, legal, and social implications of human genetics research and technology.

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Lillian R. Lieber

Lillian R. Lieber devoted her professional life to introducing modern mathematics to young people and to making them aware of the political and ethical implications of science and mathematics. In her books and lectures, she noted that although as much mathematics was created since 1800 as in the period from the origin of mathematics until 1800, students were not taught any of the modern mathematics until they reached college. She believed that in order to get students excited about mathematics, it was essential to teach the revolutionary aspects of such fields as Galois theory of groups, non-Euclidean geometry, and modern logic. In a series of books, each devoted to a single branch of mathematics or physics, she treated these subjects as well as lattice theory, the theory of infinities, and Einstein’s theory of relativity.

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