Will Thomas

William Thomas

Current Positions
Spencer R. Weart Director of Research in History, Policy, and Culture, American Institute of Physics  

In addition to contributing to FYI, Will directs AIP’s Center for History of Physics. He earned his B.A. in history from Northwestern University, with a minor in physics, and received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in the history of science. He then was a postdoc historian with AIP and a Junior Research Fellow at Imperial College London, working on the intersections between science and policy. His book, Rational Action The Sciences of Policy in Britain and America, 1940-1960 , was published by MIT Press in 2015.