I. Bernard Cohen
Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: I. Bernard Cohen
Born: March 1, 1914
Death: June 23, 2003 (Age: 89)
- Professor of the history of science at Harvard University and the author of numerous books on the history of science, computers and, in particular, Isaac Newton.
- He spent several decades as a special consultant for history of computing with IBM.
- First American to receive a Ph.D. in history of science.
- Benjamin Franklin: His Contribution to the American Tradition (1955).
- The Birth of a New Physics (1960).
- Introduction to Newton's Principia (1971).
- The Newtonian Revolution (1981).
- "Florence Nightingale". Scientific American (1984).
- Howard Aiken: Portrait of a Computer Pioneer (History of Computing) (1999).
- The Triumph of Numbers: How Counting Shaped Modern Life (2005).
Honors and awards
- Awarded the Sarton Medal by the History of Science Society (1974).