Thomas Kuhn 1922-1996

Timeline created by Jimmy1551
  • Born in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Born in Cincinnati, Ohio
    Thomas Samuel Kuhn was born on July 18, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Just a few months later, his family moved to New York. Thomas Kuhn. (2018, August 16). Retrieved from https://www.famousscientists.org/thomas-kuhn/
  • Graduated from Harvard College

    Graduated from Harvard College
    Thomas Graduated from Harvard College with a BS in Physics (summa cum laude) with highest honors in 1943. He sped up his education by attending classes in the summer as well due to the start of WW2. In his final year he also was the head of the editorial board for the college newspaper, the Harvard Crimson. Thomas Kuhn. (2018, August 16). Retrieved from https://www.famousscientists.org/thomas-kuhn/
  • Earned PhD and begun teaching 1949-1991

    Earned PhD and begun teaching  1949-1991
    In 1949, Kuhn eared his Ph.D in History of Science . Shortly after this he began to teach both History and Philosophy of Science at Harvard between 1951-1956, University of California at Berkeley 1956-64, Princeton University 1964-79, and finally MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1979-1991 when he retired. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (n.d.). Thomas S. Kuhn | American philosopher and historian. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Thomas-S-Kuhn
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions published

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions  published
    "A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach"
  • Awarded the George Sarton Medal

    Awarded the George Sarton Medal
    In 1982 Thomas Kuhn was award the George Sarton Medal for his work in the History of Science The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (n.d.). Thomas S. Kuhn | American philosopher and historian. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Thomas-S-Kuhn
  • Died In Cambridge, Massachuesetts

    Died In Cambridge, Massachuesetts
    Thomas Kuhn died at the age of 73 of cancer in Cambridge Massachusetts. He had been suffering from throat and lung cancer for the previous two years. Thomas Kuhn. (2018, August 16). Retrieved from https://www.famousscientists.org/thomas-kuhn/
  • Thomas Kuhn Paradigm Shift Award Created

    Thomas Kuhn Paradigm Shift Award Created
    American Chemical Society developed this award to highlight cutting edge research and focusing drug discovery. A panel of of judges select the winner annually. The first winner of the award was Christopher Bayle in the spring of 2006 Thomas Kuhn Paradigm Shift Award. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.acscomp.org/awards/inactive-awards/thomas-kuhn-paradigm-shift-award