professor, physics, Boston University
John Stachel did his doctoral work on general relativity. He was an instructor of Physics at Lehigh University from 1959 to 1961 and the University of Pittsburgh from 1961 to 1962, and Research Associate in Physics at the latter school from 1962 to 1964. Since then, he has been a member of the Physics Department of Boston University. He also directs the Boston University Center for Einstein Studies, which has sponsored conferences on the history of general relativity and Einstein's early years; and co-edits (with Don Howard) the Center's series of Einstein Studies, eleven volumes of which have been published, two directly concerned with the history of general relativity.