Princeton’s Angela Creager Wins Book Award From the American Philosophical Society

Angela CreagerAngela Creager, the Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science at Princeton University in New Jersey, received the 2018 Patrick Suppes Prize in the History of Science from the American Philosophical Society. Professor Creager was honored at the society’s headquarters in Philadelphia on April 27.

The prize is given every three years to the author of a book published in the preceding six years that offers “detailed analysis of important systemic findings in any branch of science, ancient or modern, using quantitative and mathematical methods. Professor Creager was honored for her book Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine (University of Chicago Press, 2013). The prize committee noted that in the book Professor “Creager evenhandedly illuminates how radioisotopes served, at one and the same time, as sword, that is to develop the nation’s nuclear arsenal and as plowshare, that is, to expand its ability to make new scientific and clinical discoveries.”

Dr. Creager also serves as professor of history, and director of the Shelby Cullon Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton. She joined the Princeton faculty in 1994 and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of science, the history of biology, gender and science, and technology and science.

Professor Creager is a magna cum laude graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she double majored in English and biochemistry. She holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

A video about Dr. Creager’s research can be seen below.

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