Cathryn Carson. Credit: Brandon Sánchez Mejia/UC Berkeley

Research Expertise and Interest

science and society, data science, ethics, artificial intelligence, history of science and technology, history of physics, nuclear waste, intellectual history, interdisciplinarity

Research Description

Science and technology in contemporary research institutions, including data science, AI, and physics (20th century to today). Data/tech ethics, intellectual history of philosophy and science, research institutions and politics, nuclear waste.

In the News

Nuclear science meets social science in novel summer program

A summer school program designed to improve the social scientific literacy of nuclear engineers will use Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis as a case study. The six-day program, to be held in Berkeley from July 31 to Aug. 5, is being organized by faculty at UC Berkeley and the University of Tokyo.

New Interdisciplinary Center Examines Nuclear Power

Several dozen scholars, analysts, scientists, and students gathered in Berkeley for an unprecedented and often contentious workshop on the future of nuclear power. The workshop, sponsored by UC Berkeley’s newly formed Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society, brought together social scientists and their counterparts in science, engineering, and policy.

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