Robert Friedel




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Robert Friedel

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Robert is a professor at the University of Maryland. His latest book is a wide ranging survey of Western Technology since the Middle Ages, A Culture of Improvement: Technology and the Western Millenium. Before going to the University of Maryland, he was a historian at the Smithsonian Institution and at the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He collaborated on projects for museums and agencies in Calcutta, Dheli, Stockholm, Munich and Pittsburgh. Robert held fellowships at the Smithsonian, the Hagley Museum, The American Antiquarian Society, the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, and the Dibner Institute for the History of Science.


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“The end of surprise would be the end of science. To this extent, the scientist must constantly seek and hope for surprise.”
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