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Department of Physics

Dr. Rein Uritam

undergraduate program director and associate professor of physics


Phone: 617-552-8471
Higgins Hall 230A


Ph.D., Physics, Princeton University
M.A., Physics, Princeton University

Areas of Research

Particle phenomenology, current algebra, broken symmetries; foundations of quantum mechanics; non-Western and Medieval scientific traditions; role of history and philosophy of science in physics education; role of science in liberal education; connection between science and religion.

Selected Publications

  • "Review of Early Physics and Astronomy: A Historical Introduction," by Olaf Pedersen, Cambridge University Press (1993). R.A. Uritam, Am. J. Phys. 62, 954 (1994).
  • "Review of Maxwell on Molecules and Gases," edited by Elizabeth Garber, Stephan Brush, and C. Everitt, MIT Press (1986). R.A. Uritam, J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 18, 57 (1988).
  • "Review of On the Frontiers of Science," by G. Harry Stine, Atheneum (1985). R.A. Uritam, J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 17, 223 (1988).