Inside my Macbook Pro.


I am currently a Junior Fellow with the Society of Fellows. I am thrilled to be joining the Department of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania in Fall of 2017. I completed a PhD in the Department of History of Science at Harvard University, under the advisement of Professor Peter Galison. I study the history of mathematics and computing in the postwar United States, with a particular interest in how different academic communities treated the computer as a scientific instrument and negotiated a place for it in their knowledge-making infrastructure. My first book project documents transformations in the production and understanding of mathematical proof precipitated by the introduction of computing. My second project concerns the history of computer memory and the formal and material tools of digital representation.



sadick at fas dot harvard dot edu


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The Alan Turing Centenary Research Project: Minds, Mechanism, and Mathematics

For the July 2012 - June 2015, I was a Turing Fellow within the Turing Centenary Research Project: Mind, Mechanism, and Mathematics funded by the John Templeton Foundation. The research project aims to explore big questions born out of Turing's important and manifold work. The project is part of a larger celebration of Alan Turing's life and work surrounding the centenary of his birth - June 23, 2012. The Alan Turing Year has generated and continues to generate a wide variety of events, performances, and publications.

Harvard Horizons 2013

I was excited to be a member of the first cohort of Harvard Horizons Scholars. Each of us gave a presentation about our work at a symposium on May 6, 2013. You can watch mine here.

inside a Symbolics Inc. 3645, 36-bit L-Machine (1985) from The Rhode Island Computer Museum. Photograph copyright Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.