David Kaiser's How the Hippies Saved Physics is finalist
for Best Physics Book of the Year Award for 2012 



The journal Physics World has named How the Hippies Saved Physics, by MIT historian and physicist David Kaiser, to the shortlist of ten books that are finalists for the Physics Book of the Year Award for 2012.  

Kaiser, the Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science at MIT, said, "I am really delighted by this news. Working on my book was a great source of joy, and seeing the book included among such a strong list of wonderful books by very gifted authors is deeply gratifying." 

The winner will be announced on December 18, 2012.  For a complete description of the ten finalist books, visit Physics World.  

Kaiser is the Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science; Department Head, the MIT SHASS Program in Science, Technology, and Society; and Senior Lecturer, MIT Department of Physics.