J. L. Heilbron was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, in physics and history and began teaching at the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. He returned to Berkeley in 1967, where he rose to become professor of history and vice chancellor. After retiring in 1994 Heilbron taught sporadically at Caltech and Yale, and lived mostly around Oxford, where he has been Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College and the Oxford Museum for History of Science. He has written several books, including Galileo and Love, Literature, and the Quantum Atom: Niels Bohr's 1913 Trilogy Revisited, with Finn Aaserud.
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