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Slava Gerovitch

    Professional affiliation

    Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, MIT

    Full Biography

    Slava Gerovitch is a Lecturer in History of Mathematics in the Mathematics Department at MIT. He holds two PhDs, from the Institute for the History of Natural Science and Technology in Moscow, and from MIT's Science, Technology and Society Program. He has written extensively on the history of Soviet mathematics, cybernetics, cosmonautics, and computing. He is the author of From Newspeak to Cyberspeak: A History of Soviet Cybernetics (MIT, 2002; honorable mention for the Vucinich Book Prize), Voices of the Soviet Space Program: Cosmonauts, Soldiers, and Engineers Who Took the USSR into Space (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), and Soviet Space Mythologies: Public Images, Private Memories, and the Making of a Cultural Identity (University of Pittsburgh, 2015; winner of the Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award and finalist for the Historia Nova Prize).​