Pyenson, Lewis (Robert)

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PYENSON, Lewis (Robert)

PYENSON, Lewis (Robert). American, b. 1947. Genres: History. Career: University of Montreal, Quebec, lecturer to professor, 1973-86, professor of the history of science, 1986-. David M. Stewart Museum, honorary curator of scientific instruments, 1991-. Visiting lecturer, professor and fellow at universities worldwide; University of Pennsylvania, senior fellow in history and sociology of science, 1979-80; McGill University, member of board of curators, Osler Library for the History of Medicine, 1982-; University of Leiden, associate of Center for the History of European Expansion, 1984-. Publications: (ed. and author of intro and notes) Leopold Infeld, Why I Left Canada: Reflections on Science and Politics (translated from Polish by Helen Infeld), 1978; Neohumanism and the Persistence of Pure Mathematics in Wilhelmian Germany, 1983; The Young Einstein: The Advent of Relativity, 1985; Cultural Imperialism and Exact Sciences: German Expansion Overseas, 1900-1930, 1985; Empire of Reason: Exact Sciences in Indonesia, 1840- 1940, 1989; Civilizing Mission: Exact Sciences and French Overseas Expansion, 1830-1940, 1993. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to history and science journals. Address: Department of History, University of Montreal, C.P. 6128 Succursale A, Montreal, QC, Canada H3C 3J7.