Mordechai Feingold – Professor of History, California Institute of Technology


Mordechai Feingold is Professor of History at the California Institute of Technology. He was trained at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (BA 1972 MA 1977) and Oxford University (D. Phil. 1980). He was a Junior Fellow at Harvard University (1981-1984) and taught at Boston University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute before joining Caltech in 2002. Feingold has authored or co-authored four books and edited eight volumes on the history of science and related matters, as well as about fifty articles. His books include The Mathematicians’ Apprenticeship: Science, Universities and Society in England, 1560-1640; The Newtonian Moment: Isaac Newton and the Making of Modern Culture; and, most recently, Newton and the Origin of Civilization, with Jed Buchwald. He is currently working on a history of the Royal Society. Feingold is President of the International Commission of the History of Universities, and a member of the Académie Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences. He is the editor of the Journal History of Universities and co-editor of Perspectives on Science.