professor, history, Johannes Gutenberg University
David E. Rowe studied mathematics and the history of science at the University of Oklahoma, and took a second doctorate in history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He served as book review editor, managing editor, and editor of the journal *Historia Mathematica*. In 1992, Rowe was appointed Professor of History of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz where he presently teaches. His research has mainly focused on mathematics in Germany, but in recent years he has been concerned with Einstein's general theory of relativity and the broader cultural and political impact of Einstein's ideas. As part of this effort, he and Robert Schulmann have co-edited a source book entitled* Einstein on Politics: His Private Thoughts and Public Stands on Nationalism, Zionism, War, Peace, and the Bomb*, published by Princeton University Press in 2007.