Ierome Bernard Cohen

March 1st

  • (1 March 1914 – 20 June 2003) Was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of the history of science at Harvard University and the author of many books on the history of science and, in particular, Isaac Newton.
  • Cohen was the first American to receive a PhD in history of science, was a Harvard undergraduate (’37) and then a PhD student and protégé of George Sarton who was the founder of Isisand the History of Science Society.
  • Cohen taught at Harvard from 1942 until his death, and his tenure was marked by the development of Harvard’s program in the history of science.

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