Anne Jacob Kox#

Email:a.j.kox 'at' uva.nl
Membership Number:4389
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:akox
Elected:2016
Homepage: http://www.akox.nl


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2000–present Senior Editor, Einstein Papers Project, and Visiting Associate in History, Division of Humanities, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • 2003 (Fall term) Visiting Professor of History, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • 1998 – 2013 Pieter Zeeman Professor of History of Science, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam; 2013–present Professor Emeritus
  • 1989 – 2000 Co-Editor, The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
  • 1989 – 1998 Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam
  • 1986 (Fall term) Professeur Invité, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, Institut Henri Poincaré, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • 1985 – 1989 Contributing Editor, The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
  • 1979 – 1989 Research Fellow; after 1985: Huygens Fellow, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (ZWO)
  • 1977 – 1978 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Amsterdam 1974 (Fall term) Research Associate, Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • Kox obtained both his MS (1972; cum laude) and his doctorate (1976) at the University of Amsterdam

Fields of Scholarship
  • Theoretical physics, in particular statistical mechanics
  • History of science in general and history of modern physics in particular

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Dutch Royal Decoration “Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau”
  • 2012 “Membre Correspondant” of the Académie Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences
  • 2009 Co-recipient of the 2009 Wheatley Medal (as lead editor of Volume 11 of the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein)
  • 2000 Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 1996 Awarded a grant of Dfl. 100,000 from the Prins Bernhard Foundation to support work on a biography of H.A.Lorentz
  • 1984 Constantijn and Christiaan Huygens Research Fellowship, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (ZWO), for the period 1985–1989
  • 1978 Winkler Prins Prize 1974–1977 in Theoretical Physics and Astronomy for the doctoral dissertation

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