Ido Yavetz

Visiting Scholar (Jan 2018-Feb 2018)

PhD, Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University

Ido Yavetz received his PhD in the history of science from Tel Aviv University in 1989, following which he has been a postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University’s Wolfson College.  He was a visiting fellow at the Dibner Institute, and taught twice at CALTECH as visiting professor (1999, 2006).  Yavetz published articles and books in the history of mathematical physics, astronomy, and the life sciences.  His current project focuses on the history of ancient Greek astronomy.   In his teaching, Yavetz gives lectures and seminars on the history of technology in addition to the history of physics, optics, and astronomy.

Selected Publications

Yavetz, I. (2015). Bodies and media: on the motion of inanimate objects in Aristotle’s 'Physics' and 'On the Heavens'. Cham: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-21263-0.

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Yavetz, I. (1996). Between high science and practical electricity: two studies of lightning by simulation. Physis, 33, 221-258.

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Yavetz, I. (1998). On the homocentric spheres of Eudoxus. Archive for History of the Exact Sciences, 52, 221-278.

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Yavetz, I. (1991). Theory and reality in the work of Jean Henri Fabre. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 13, 33-72.

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