Talks and website articles

Here are links to some of my talks and articles that have been posted on websites:

2015
Audio recording of Steven Weinberg's talk, "Keeping an Eye on the Present," delivered at the UT Institute for Historical Studies on 28 Sept. 2015 and published, in revised form, in the 17 Dec. 2015 issue of the New York Review of Books; the last ten minutes of this recording, beginning around 32:30, includes my response, "The Whig Interpretation of the History of Science: A Cambridge Story"

Paper on cable telegraphy and Oliver Heaviside's recasting of 'Maxwell's equations,' presented at the March 2015 American Physical Society meeting in San Antonio

Podcast "Under the Moonlight" on the history of Austin's moonlight towers, from the website "99 Percent Invisible"


2014
Condensed version of a talk on Oliver Lodge, lightning, and the discovery of electromagnetic waves, delivered at a "Lodge Project" workshop held in Liverpool in October 2014


2013
Article on UT's "Not Even Past" website about Austin's first electric streetcar era


2012
Interview on UT's "Not Even Past" website about my book Pursuing Power and Light

Paper on the Maxwellians and the making of 'Maxwell's equations,' presented at the March 2012 American Physical Society meeting in Boston

Article in The Appendix on the 1947 A-bomb movie "The Beginning or the End?"


2011
Audio recording of a talk at the Atheist Community of Austin on "Darwin and Religion, or the Lack of It"   (Video recording of the first 30 minutes of this talk)

Article on UT's "Not Even Past" website about the Austin Dam of the 1890s

Article on UT's "Not Even Past" website about Austin's Moonlight Towers

Article on UT's "Not Even Past" website on the decision to drop the first atomic bombs

Article on UT's "Not Even Past" website about Rick Perry and Galileo


2007
Talk at the Royal Society of London on Lord Kelvin, or "Lord Cable"