Don Howard, Ph.D.
Don Howard is the Director of the University of Notre Dame’s Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values and a Professor in the Department of Philosophy. With a first degree in physics (B.Sc., Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University, 1971), Howard went on to obtain both an M.A. (1973) and a Ph.D. (1979) in philosophy from Boston University, where he specialized in philosophy of physics under the direction of Abner Shimony.
A Fellow of the American Physical Society, and Chair of APS’s Forum on the History of Physics, Howard is an internationally recognized expert on the history and philosophy of modern physics, especially the work of Einstein and Bohr. Howard has taught courses on topics ranging from the moral choices of atomic scientists during World War II and the Cold War, to the ethics of emerging weapons technologies. Among his current research interests are ethical and legal issues in cyberconflict and cybersecurity.
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