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Do Data Have Politics?

In her project, historian of science Elena Aronova investigates the history and politics of environmental data collection during the Cold War.

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Jürgen Renn is interviewed by the Bayerischer Rundfunk on the role of the sciences in the German-Israelian relations. Go to Interview (in German)
Press Release of the Hebrew University on the joint publications by Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund on the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. Go to Press Release

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Lalli, R. (2015). 'The Renaissance of physics’: Karl K. Darrow (1891-1982) and the dissemination of quantum theory at the Bell Telephone Laboratories. In R. Pisano (Ed.), A bridge between conceptual frameworks: sciences, society and technology studies (pp. 249-273). Dordrecht: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9645-3_14. More
Glänzel, W., & Schoepflin, U. (1999). A bibliometric study of reference literature in the sciences and social sciences. Information processing and management, 35(1), 31-44. More

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