Curriculum Vitae

Aaron Sidney Wright

[updated here: ac.aaronswright.com]

Institute for the History
and Philosophy of Science
and Technology
Victoria College Room 316
91 Charles Street West
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M5S 1K7
email: aaron dot wright {at} utoronto dot ca
url: http://individual.utoronto.ca/wright

Education

Current  PhD, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology,
University of Toronto
2010       MA, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology,
University of Toronto (Expected)
2008       BA&Sc, History and Physics, McGill University, Montreal

Areas of interest

History of Physics; Historical ontology and epistemology; STS; Philosophy of Science; Scientific practice; Transnational history.

Employment

2009-2011 Teaching Assistant, IHPST, Toronto
2009-2010 Research Assistant, Craig Fraser, IHPST, Toronto
2006-2007 Research Assistant, James Delbourgo, History, McGill University

Fellowships and awards

2010-2011  University of Toronto Fellowship ($22 440)
2010            AIP Center for the History of Physics Grant-in-Aid ($2 500)
2009-2010 University of Toronto Fellowship ($22 440)
2009-2010 IHPST Travel Award ($800)

Publications and presentations

Peer reviewed articles

2009 “‘I hold every properly qualified navigator to be a philosopher’:
The making of the U.S. Naval Observatory’s global laboratory,”
Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and
Philosophy of Science, 3(1) 82–94.(Link.)

Refereed presentations

2010      “How do you draw a black hole? Penrose diagrams in theoretical
physics and cosmology, 1963–1973.” At the History of Science Society
Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec: November 4–7.
2010      “Einstein, unified (1914–1921).” At the 2010 Canadian Society for the
History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) Congress, Concordia
University, Montreal, Quebec: May 29.
2010      “Narrative simulations: Case study and analysis.” At Models and
Simulations 4 (MS4), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario: May 8.

Invited presentations

2010      “Visual reasoning and the ‘Renaissance’ of General Relativity,
1963–1975,” At Interdisciplinary Workshop on Visual Representation in
Science, IHPST, University of Toronto: December 10

Teaching

2010       T.A., VIC 171F: Life Sciences Introduction [First-year seminar]
2010       T.A., HPS 280F: History of Science for Engineers
2009       T.A., HPS 280F: History of Science for Engineers
Responsibilities: Leading weekly discussion seminars, grading. Writing
and delivering a two hour lecture on Einstein and relativity.

Professional activities

Leadership

2010       Interdisciplinary Workshop on Visual Representation in Science,
IHPST, University of Toronto, December 10.
Conceived and organized one-day workshop with five presenters
representing history, art history, philosophy, and anthropology from
U of T and York University.

Professional organizations

2010–     Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science
2009–     History of Science Society
2009–     Society for the History of Technology
2009–     Philosophy of Science Association

Technical skills

Physics coursework (graduate)

Advanced quantum mechanics
Advanced statistical mechanics
Particle physics
General Relativity
Quantum field theory (2010-2011)

Languages

English (Native)
French (Intermediate)
German (Reading knowledge)

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