Historian Deborah Coen on the power and ingenuity of the modern sciences

Professor Deborah Coen in her third-floor office at 320 York Street. Photograph by Leah Salovey for the FAS Dean’s Office.
April 19, 2018

Deborah Coen is a professor in the Department of History and chair of the Program in the History of Science and Medicine (HSHM). She joined the FAS faculty in July 2017, coming to Yale from New York City, where she had taught at Barnard College since 2006 and served as director of research clusters for the Columbia University Center for Science and Society.

A specialist in the history of the modern physical and environmental sciences, and in Central European intellectual and cultural history, Coen is the author of three books—Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty, The Earthquake Observers, and the forthcoming Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale—as well as numerous articles, book chapters, and essays.

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