Robert P. Crease (Chair, Ph.D. Philosophy, Columbia) is Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Stony Brook University (SBU), and historian at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He was a Senior Fellow at MIT's Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology (2002-2003). His books include: The Prism and the Pendulum: The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments in Science; Making Physics: A Biography of Brookhaven National Laboratory 1946-1972; Peace and War: Reflections on a Life at the Frontiers of Science (by Robert Serber with Robert P. Crease); Hermeneutics and the Natural Sciences (ed. Crease); The Play of Nature: Experimentation as Performance; and The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in 20th Century Physics (with Charles C. Mann). He is the translator of American Philosophy of Technology: The Empirical Turn (ed. H. Achterhuis), and What Things Do, by Peter-Paul Verbeek. For several years, Crease organized Stony Brook's interdisciplinary Science Studies Forum. For five years he has written "Critical Point," a monthly column about science and society for Physics World.
Organizing Committee/Working Group
- Purushottama P. Bilimoria is a Professor of Philosophy at Deakin University and Senior Fellow with the Department of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. He has been a visiting professor at Stony Brook University since Fall 2003.
- R. David Bynum is Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Stony Brook University.
- William C. Chittick is Professor of Religious Studies in the Departments of Asian and Asian-American Studies and Cultural Anthropology, Stony Brook University.
- Robert P. Crease is a Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University and historian at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
- Alfred Scharff Goldhaber is Professor in the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics and Stony Brook University's Deartment of Physics and Astronomy.
- David Hanson is Professor of Chemistry at Stony Brook University.
- Sr. Margaret Ann Landry, RSHM, is Chaplain at the Catholic Campus Ministry/Interfaith Center at Stony Brook University.
- The Rev. Kate Lehman was minister to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook for fourteen years.
- Peter Manchester is a Professor in the Philosophy Department at Stony Brook University.
- Gary Mar is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University.
- Michael Marx (Ph.D. M.I.T. 1974) is Professor of Physics at Stony Brook University and Project Director, KOPIO.
- Eduardo Mendieta is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University.
- Sachiko Murata is a Professor in the Asian and Asian-American Studies Department at Stony Brook University.
- Carol Ochs is Director of the Graduate School at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.
- Robert Pollack is Professor of Biological Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Religion, Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research at Columbia University and Adjunct Professor of Science and Religion at Union Theological Seminary.
- Sheldon J. Reaven teaches in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University.
- John D. Ryan teaches in the Religious Studies Program at Stony Brook University and in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University.
- Carlos L. Simmerling is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Stony Brook University and a member of the Center for Structural Biology.
- Peter Steinfels, a prominent Catholic writer, educator, and speaker and senior religion correspondent for the New York Times from 1988 to 1997, writes "Beliefs," a biweekly column for the Times.
- Clifford Swartz is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Stony Brook University.
- Peter C. Williams is Professor of Preventive Medicine and member of the Division of Medicine in Society in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University.