Roger Turner, Ph.D.
Dr. Roger Turner is a museum curator at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia. He studies how science and technology have shaped the modern world, ranging from chemistry labs to pollution control to weather forecasting.
Roger has worked on Instruments of Change, a playful digital museum exhibit that introduces five scientific instruments significant for 20th century chemistry. He has written about a blind biochemist whose experiments with LSD in the 1950s helped transform science’s understanding of mind and body. Most recently, he created a digital exhibit about the emerging field of Mechanochemistry titled The Science of Crush.
Dr. Turner earned his Ph.D. in the History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the American Meteorological Society, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. When he’s not thinking about history, he likes to birdwatch with his family in the forests of central Pennsylvania.