Peter Galison is the Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University. He is a leading historian of science whose research explores the interaction of experimentation, instrumentation, and theory in physics. He is a co-founder of the Black Hole Initiative, an interdisciplinary center for the study of these objects, and his current research focuses on the history and philosophy of black holes and, in a second project, on the changing relation of technology to the self. He is a prolific book author, as well as a film director and producer, and he co-directs Critical Media Practice (training a new generation of Ph.D. students to work with digital media) and the Film Study Center, which are both located at Harvard. He is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, among them a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.