Professor Emeritus Helge Kragh receives the prestigeous Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics 2019
The prize is awarded for Helge Kragh’s outstanding contribution to the history of physics, his analysis of cosmological theories and debates, the history of quantum physics and his authorship. Helge Kragh is Professor Emeritus at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.
The American Physical Society (APS) has awarded Professor Emeritus Helge Kragh at the Niels Bohr Institute, the Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics. The prize was established in 2005 by the American Physical Society through its Forum for the History of Physics and the American Institute of Physics through its Center for History of Physics. Along with the prize the beneficiary receives an amount of 10,000 $.
Helge Kragh graduated from Physics and Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen in 1970. He earned his first doctoral degree from the University of Roskilde in 1981 and in 2007 yet another one, this time from Aarhus University. Helge Kragh has been affiliated with Cornell University from 1987 and from 1995 – 97 occupied a position as professor in the history of science at the University of Oslo. In 1997 he was appointed professor at the University of Aarhus, from which he retired in 2015 to his present position as Professor Emeritus at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Helge Kragh is presently affiliated with the Niels Bohr Archive.