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“Una biblioteca unica al mondo”—an article by Jürgen Renn, Director at the MPIWG, about the foundation of a special digital library; Il Quotidiano del Sud.

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"Historia Obscura”—Research Scholar Sonja Brentjes on the presentation of Islamic History at Berlin Science Week; Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

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“Alternative Fakten: Die falsche Verklärung des Gelehrten Ibn al-Haytham”—Sonja Brentjes, Senior Research Scholar at the MPIWG, critizes statements about Islamic history of science at the Berlin Science Week; Der Tagesspiegel.
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“How the Catalan economy benefited under Franco – and what this means for the ongoing stalemate”—Postdoctoral Fellow Lino Camprubi publishes article from MPIWG workshop; The Conversation.

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“Nützliches Wissen. Die Erfindung der Technikwissenschaften”—Ursula Klein’s book is reviewed on hsozkult.

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“Du lebst und tust mir nichts?”—Hans-Jörg Rheinberger mentioned in article about dioramas and the relation between visual arts and stuffed animals; FAZ.

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“What Yemen can learn from the historical experience of cholera”—Postdoctoral Fellow Edna Bonhomme publishes article from MPIWG workshop; The Conversation.

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“Into the fascist forest—a real Italian controversy”—Research Scholar Wilko Graf von Hardenberg explores the politics of forest fires; The Conversation.

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“Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions”—Lorraine Daston’s and Robert Richards’ book is reviewed; hsozkult.

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“On our bookshelf”—The Formative Years of Relativity by Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn is reviewed; Nature Astronomy.

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“‘Sound of a dog barking’: history reveals the significance of this North Korean insult to Trump”—John DiMoia, Visiting Scholar in Department III, publishes article through MPIWG workshop; The Conversation.

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"An insightful tome recounts the heady early days of general relativity"—Review of Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund’s book The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein’s Princeton Lectures; Science.

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“scobel: Fakes & Fakten Was ist echt und was ist falsch? Sind wir in der Lage, dies zu erkennen?”—Lorraine Daston, Director at the MPIWG, discusses the truth behind fakes and facts; scobel (3sat). Go to broadcast (in German)

“The Chirps and Ripples in the Universe That Prove Einstein Was Right”—Review of Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund’s book The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein’s Princeton Lectures; New York Times.

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“How to live with bears”—Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Research Scholar in Department III, publishes article in The Conversation.

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“Das Nullniveau schwankt”—Wilko Graf von Hardenberg interviewed on the measurement of sea level; Kulturradio RBB. Go to Interview

“The inconstant level of the sea”—Wilko Graf von Hardenberg on the inconstancy of a geographical reference point; www.mpg.de.

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“The sound of the oceans”—Lino Camprubi interviewed on marine acoustics research and what marine biologists have learned; www.mpg.de.

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“Wissenschaften sind veränderliche Kulturtechniken”—Hansjörg Rheinberger calls for an interdisciplinary perspective on nature and culture; Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Go to Article

“Forschung im postfaktischen Zeitalter”—Lorraine Daston is mentioned in this article about how science is facing increasing pressure; vdi nachrichten. Go to article

“Reflexion über das erkennende Subjekt”—review of Gallison, Peter; Daston, Lorraine: Objektivität (in German); literaturkritik.de.

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“Steckt die Wissenschaft in einer Vertrauenskrise?”—Lorraine Daston discusses the state of science in the post-fact era; Die Zeit.

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“Es herrschte ein Schweigen auf dem Meer”—Klaus Vogel interviewed on the work of SOS Mediterranee; Tagesspiegel.

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“‘In alle Welt...’: Deutsche Missionen während des Kolonialismus”—Helge Wendt interviewed on aspects of social and economic history in German missionary work in Africa; WDR.

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“Eine neue Erdepoche hat begonnen”—Christian Schwägerl, former Journalist-in-Residence at the MPIWG, on the influence of the Anthropocene; Berliner Zeitung.

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“Three faculty members elected to American Philosophical Society”—Lorraine Daston member of the American Philosophical Society; UChicagoNews.

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“Den Schwarzen Löchern zuhören”—Jürgen Renn to lecture on the theory of relativity at Annual Symposium of Leibniz Kolleg, Potsdam; Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten.

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“Journalistic Practices and Knowledge Production”—report on a workshop organized by the MPIWG in cooperation with the DHI in Washington DC; historyofknowledge.net.

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“Daten zum Stapeln”—Christine von Oertzen, Elena Aronova, and David Sepkoski on the history of Big Data in science and society; MaxPlanckForschung.

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“Thema des Tages - “Werkstatt des Wissens” im Comenius-Garten eröffnet”—New MPIWG and Comenius Garten project featured on TV.Berlin; TV.Berlin.

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“Welchen Fakten können wir trauen?”—Lorraine Daston on trust in the post-fact era; Philosophie Magazin.

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“Mathematics opens up a new, wonderful world”—Senior Research Scholar Annette Vogt interviewed on Sofia Kovalevskaya, the world’s first female professor of mathematics; Max Planck Society.

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“Was ich gesehen habe, hat meine Befürchtungen noch übertroffen”—Florian Schmaltz discusses his findings from research at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry; Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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“Wie hoch ist der Meeresspiegel?”—an interview with Wilko von Hardenberg; Deutschlandradio Kultur.

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“Die Gesetzlosigkeit des Netzes wird kaltblütig ausgenützt”—Lorraine Daston interviewed on the “post-truth” era; Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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“Mit dem Grabstichel. Ein Essay über Gaston Bachelard und Albert Flocon”—Review of Hans-Jörg Rheinberger's book “Der Kupferstecher und der Philosoph”; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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“Bauchgefühl ist nicht Wahrheit”—Lorraine Daston on "post-truth" and opportunities for new ideas; Tages-Anzeiger, Der Bund. Read more

“Everest is not the world’s tallest mountain – and here’s why”—Wilko von Hardenberg on divergent average sea levels; New Scientist.

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“Persecuted, Honored, and Controversial”: Alumnus Dieter Hoffmann publishes article on the academic dynasties of the GDR; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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MPIWG highlighted as “pioneer” for Artist-in-Residence program; Märkische Allgemeine.

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MPIWG alumnus Han F. Vermeulen’s Before Boas—The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment, awarded “Book of the Year 2016” and praised by Horst Bredekamp; Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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“Seefahrer des Orients-Chinas Aufstieg zur Seemacht,” Dagmar Schäfer interviewed in documentary; arte.

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“Mit dem Hammer gegen Fabelwesen,” Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) mentioned in article about reconstruction of cultural heritage in Iraq; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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“Craft and Brainchild” article discusses Hans-Jörg Rheinberger’s essay on the dialog between philosopher Gaston Bachelard and artist Albert Flacon; Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

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Article praises development of MPIWG as an exemplar for non-university humanities research centers; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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Jürgen Renn quoted in article on Anthropocene by Christian Schwägerl; FAZ, Beilage Natur und Geisteswissenschaften.

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Jürgen Renn’s book Das Anthropozän highly recommended on TV Show “Scobel"; 3sat.

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Article on "Atlas of Innovations,” a digital project between the MPIWG, German Archaeological Institute, and Excellence Cluster TOPOI; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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"How Artisanship Spirit Transcends Time”: Chinese newspaper reviews Dagmar Schäfer’s book "The Crafting of the 10,000 Things"; Jiefang Daily.

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“Comeniusgarten in Berlin: Integration von Jugendlichen”—Social project Comenius-Garten, an MPIWG cooperation partner, celebrates 25 years; Das Erste.

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“Menschheitsgeschichte—Wissenschaftsgeschichte,” an article discussing Lorraine Daston's Einstein Forum lecture in Potsdam; Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

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“Can Liberal Education Save the Sciences?”—an article published by Lorraine Daston; The Point.

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“Gibt es einen Imperialismus der Naturwissenschaft?”—Lorraine Daston quoted in article on science and modernity; Deutschlandfunk.

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“Kann der Mensch es besser machen als die Evolution?”—an article by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on the history and future of genetic engineering; Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

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Matthias Schemmel quoted in article on Karl Schwarzschild's contribution to the general theory of relativity; ORF.

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“Die Timeline der Genies”—Jürgen Renn is quoted in this article on the concept of a digital Einstein Archive; Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung.

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“Die Wahrheit im Blatt,” an article by Lorraine Daston about objectivity in research and history of science; MaxPlanckForschung.

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Interview with Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on epistemology published; Lettre International.

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“Die Trendfarben des Jahres 2016,” Hans-Jörg Rheinberger is quoted in this article about his translation of the “Grammatologie”; taz.de.

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“Das Kraftpaket. Geschichte einer Ideenschmiede,” a contribution by Jürgen Renn to the 70th anniversary of the Technische Universität Berlin; Der Tagesspiegel.

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“Beijing and the earliest planning document in history”—Francesca Bray, associated member of the project “Histories of Planning” (Dep. 3) is quoted in this article; The Guardian.

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“Wie Berliner Wissenschaftler das Leibniz-Erbe verwalten,” Vincento De Risi about Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; Berliner Zeitung.

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“Gravitationswellen - verloren und wiedergefunden,” article by Jürgen Renn, co-authored with Diana K. Buchwald and Hanoch Gutfreund; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Online.

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“Expeditionen ins Menschenreich,” review about Han F. Vermeulen's publication “Before Boas. The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment”; Süddeutsche Zeitung. Read more

“Seltsame Strahlen: Wie Becquerel die Radioaktivität entdeckte,” Horst Kant about Antoine-Henri Becquerel's discovery of radioactivity; Allgemeine Zeitung Rhein Main Presse.

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“The Road to Relativity”—review of Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn's publication; pro-physik.de.

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“Die Kräuselungen der Raumzeit – einst verloren und dann wiedergefunden”—article by Jürgen Renn, co-authored with Diana K. Buchwald and Hanoch Gutfreund; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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“Gravitational Waves: Ripples in the Fabric of Spacetime Lost and Found”—blog article by Hanoch Gutfreund, co-authored with Diana K. Buchwald and Jürgen Renn; Huffington Post.

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“Wenig Worte über den nötigen Verzicht”—report about Jürgen Renn and Bernd Scherer’s publication “Das Anthropozän - Zum Stand der Dinge”; Deutschlandradio Kultur.

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“Klaus Vogel: Europa hat das Mittelmeer zum Friedhof gemacht,” an article about Klaus Vogel; Der Tagesspiegel.

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“Die Spuren des Neuen,” an article about Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on the occasion of his 70th birthday; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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“Konnektivität und Verbindlichkeit: An interview with Jürgen Renn , Part II”; shellsandpebbles.com.

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“Alles ist relativ? 100 Jahre Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie,” Jürgen Renn was guest at the panel discussion WissensWerte; RBB inforadio. Read more

“Einstein inside. Eine Wanderausstellung zu 100 Jahre Relativitätstheorie,” an article about an Einstein exhibition by Alexander Blum and others; Sterne &Weltraum.

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“Relativitätstheorie unterm Christbaum”—an article about Einstein's Theory of Relativity by Thomas de Padova; Der Tagesspiegel.

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“Rice: Global Networks and New Histories,” interview with Dagmar Schäfer and Francesca Bray; New Books in East Asian Studies. Go to Interview

“Das schönste aller Naturgesetze,” report about two conferences that the MPIWG co-organized with the Albert-Einstein-Institute (Potsdam); FAZ.

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“Ein Protein, sie alle zu knechten”—Hans-Jörg Rheinberger quoted in article on genome editing; Die Tagespost.

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Lorraine Daston reviews in The Guardian “The Invention of Science” by David Wooton. Go to Review

“Brisant”: Article on the public book presentation of “Das Anthropozän - Zum Stand der Dinge” (by Jürgen Renn and Bernd Scherer) on December 1, 2015; Berliner Zeitung.

“Einsteins Weg zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie”—article about Einstein's Theory of Relativity by Jürgen Renn und Michel Janssen; Spektrum. Read more

“Verstehen Sie Einstein?”—review of Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn's book publications on Einstein's Theory of Relativity; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Read more

“Einstein’s legacy, 100 years on”—blog article about Einstein on physicsworld.com with a video comment by Jürgen Renn; physicsworld.com. Read more

dpa has published an article on the Einstein centenary with quotations from Jürgen Renn and Alexander Blum. There has been a wide coverage with over 30 reprints in German newspapers including Frankfurter Rundschau, taz, Focus online, Mittelbayerische Zeitung, Augsburger Allgemeine. Read more

“Einsteins expandierendes Erbe”—article on Einstein's Theory of Relativity and an announcement of the two conferences, a cooperation of the MPIWG and the Albert Einstein Institute; Physik Journal. Read more

 “Der Durchbruch zur Relativitätstheorie”—article on Einstein's theory of relativity with quotations from Jürgen Renn; Bild der Wissenschaft. Read more

“Die Launen eines Jahrhundertgenies”—a radio broadcast on Thomas de Padova's book “Allein gegen die Schwerkraft—Einstein 1914-1918.” Deutschlandradio Kultur. Read more

“Die vierte Dimension und die Kunst”—a radio broadcast about Einstein's theory of relativity and its influence on art with quotations from Jürgen Renn; Deutschlandradio Kultur. Read more

“100 Jahre Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie"—a radio broadcast on Einstein's theory of relativity with Jürgen Renn; Deutschlandfunk. Read more

“Einstein war oft auf dem falschen Pfad”—a radio broadcast about Einstein's theory of relativity with Jürgen Renn; Deutschlandradio Kultur. Read more

“Einstein y sus años berlineses o el camino hacia la consagración”—article on Einstein and his years in Berlin with quotations from Jürgen Renn; Proceso Digital. Read more

“Raum trifft Zeit,” Thomas de Padova has published an article on Einstein; Der Tagesspiegel. Read more

“Comprender el funcionamiento del Universo era la religión de Einstein”—Jürgen Renn interviewed on Einstein's theory of relativity; El Mundo. Go to Website

“Einstein: Missionary of Science”—article by Jürgen Renn for the blog series on the 100th Anniversary of Einstein’s general theory of relativity; Princeton University Press. Read more

“Mit Einstein zum Ziel - 100 Jahre Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie,” Alexander Blum about Einstein's theory of general relativity; Web.de. Read more

“Ihm ist nichts zugeflogen"—article on Einstein's theory of relativity by Jürgen Renn; Der Spiegel. Read more

"Einsteins größter Geniestreich”—a radio broadcast on Einstein's theory of relativity with Jürgen Renn; Deutschlandradio Kultur. Read more

“Konnektivität und Verbindlichkeit: An interview with Jürgen Renn”; shellsandpebbles.com.

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“History: Einstein was no lone genius”—article by Jürgen Renn and Michel Janssen; nature. Read more

“Das Ur-Kilogramm nimmt ab,” Dieter Hoffmann on the weight of the kilogram; Wiener Zeitung. Read more

“Wie viel wiegt ein Kilo?,” Dieter Hoffmann on the weight of the kilogram; n-tv.de. Read more

“Arch and scaffold: How Einstein found his field equations,” Michel Janssen and Jürgen Renn have published an article on Einstein's writings on the theory of general relativity; physicstoday.

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“Einstein stellt seine Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie vor,” Jürgen Renn is interviewed on the General Theory of Relativity (in German); Deutschlandfunk.

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“Die Renaissance der Relativität - 100 Jahre Relativitätstheorie,” a report on the work of the MPIWG about Einstein's Theory of Relativity; News Analytik. Read more

“Albert Einstein - Genie und Grenzgänger”—a podcast with Alexander Blum about the theory of relativity; detektor fm.

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“Einsteins Fehler – und was sich daraus lernen lässt”—Jürgen Renn on Einstein's correction of mistakes (in German); Der Standard.

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“Der kleine Wiener Beitrag zur Relativitätstheorie”—Alexander Blum interviewed on the general theory of relativity (in German); Der Standard.

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“The Road to Relativity”—review of Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn's book; Science News.

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“Relativitätstheorie 'voll im Schwung'”—Jürgen Renn on Einstein's general theory of relativity (in German); Wiener Zeitung.

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“Die erste Pop-Ikone der Wissenschaft”—Jürgen Renn interviewed on the general theory of relativity (in German); Wirtschaftsblatt.

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“Dellen in der Raumzeit,” Jürgen Renn about Einstein; Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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“Der Weg der Krümmung”—Jürgen Renn on Einstein's general theory of relativity (in German); Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften.

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“Berliner Forscher unterstützen griechische Kollegen,” Dieter Hoffmann and Sonja Brentjes are interviewed on their project to help Greek researchers; Der Tagesspiegel.
“For an Einstein anniversary, some new knowledge,” review on new books by Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund on the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity; The Washington Post.

“The Master Plans of the Mandarins,” this feature portrays the work in Department III about the history of planning; Max Planck Research.

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“Wir müssen in die Kinder investieren,” Lorraine Daston tells of living in Berlin; Berliner Zeitung.
“Wissenschaftler: 'Potenzial der Religion noch nicht ausgeschöpft’,” a report about Jürgen Renn at the “Salzburger Hochschulwoche ”; kathweb.
“Albert Einstein’s stupendous work: It’s all relative,” a review of Jürgen Renn’s and Hanoch Gutfreund’s new publication about Albert Einstein; The Jerusalem Post.
“Ein letztes Mal: 50 Jahre deutsch-israelische Beziehungen,” Jürgen Renn is interviewed on the role of the sciences in the German-Israelian relations; Bayerischer Rundfunk.
“Giftgas im Spiegel der Forschung,” Jürgen Renn and Florian Schmaltz were interviewed about the international conference on chemical warfare; Max Planck Journal.

“Wissenschaftsgeschichte Asiens,” Dagmar Schäfer, Head of Department III, has given an interview on the Asian history of science; forschergeist.

“Die Physiker,” Dieter Hoffmann is quoted in this article about NS-research on the atomic bomb; Süddeutsche Zeitung.
“The Genesis and Renaissance of General Relativity,” Jürgen Renn’s presentation at the “Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics”; Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
“Und es expandiert doch ...,” a radio broadcast about Albert Einstein and the expansion of the universe with Jürgen Renn; Deutschlandfunk.
“World Factory: The Politics of Participation,” Zoe Svendsen on her new play “World Factory”; exeuntmagazine.com.
“Was aber ist die Zeit?” Jürgen Renn is interviewed on Einstein and his theory of relativity; Berliner Zeitung.
“‘Licht hat auch eine Kulturgeschichte,’” Jürgen Renn and Matthias Schemmel are interviewed on the “cultural history of light”; MPG.
“Der wertvollste Fund meines Lebens,” a radio feature quoting Jürgen Renn about Albert Einstein; Deutschlandfunk.
“How to turn a liberal hipster into a capitalist tyrant in one evening,” Zoe Svendsen is interviewed on her new play “World Factory”; The Guardian.
“MEINSTEIN,” Milena Wazeck, former Research Scholar at the MPIWG, is quoted in this article about Einstein‘s enemies; Die Zeit.
“Die Gase hatten gut gewirkt,” an article about the recent symposium on chemial warfare; Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
“Press Reviews for World Factory at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and The Young Vic, London,” overview of reviews for Zoe Svendsen’s play “World Factory” Metis Arts.
“Moral war ganz egal,” a report about the conference “100 Jahre Giftgaskrieg”; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“Reiches Forscherleben,” Dieter Hoffmann, Research Scholar at the MPIWG, comments on the article “Das Chemieunglück“ from April 12; Der Tagesspiegel.
“Der Krieg des Chemikers,” report on the conference on chemical warfare (co-organized by the MPIWG); Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German)
“100 Jahre Giftgaskrieg,” Jürgen Renn is interviewed on Fritz Haber and chemical warfare; Inforadio RBB (in German)
“Der unsichtbare Feind,” Florian Schmaltz is interviewed on the role of the sciences in chemical warfare; Deutschlandradio Kultur (in German)
“Giftgas der unsichtbare Feind,” report on the conference on “100 Years Chemical Warfare,” coorganized by the MPIWG; Solarify (in German)
“Der lautlose Tod,” Florian Schmaltz is interviewed on the role of the sciences in chemical warfare; Deutschlandfunk (in German)
“Als die Chemie Krieg führte,” Florian Schmaltz, Research Scholar at the MPIWG, is quoted in this article on the use of poison gas in World War I; Stuttgarter Zeitung.
“Weltweiser und Revolutionär,” Jürgen Renn and Alexander Blum are interviewed on Albert Einstein; ORF (in German)
“126 Schränke, 32 Uhren, zwei Kinderwägen,” Jaromír Balcar, Research Scholar at the MPIWG, is quoted in this article on disseized Jews during the NS-Regime; Süddeutsche Zeitung.
“Einstein macht es unnötig kompliziert,” in this video Jürgen Renn is interviewed on Einstein’s theory of relativity; Zeit Online.
“Die Natur lässt sich nicht zwingen,” Hans-Jörg Rheinberger is interviewed on the history and philosophy of the experiment (in German); ORF.
“Diede un volto più umano alla scienza,“ an interview with Jürgen Renn, Director at the MPIWG, about Albert Einstein; Sette.
“Suche nach der Weltformel. Wie Physiker das Universum erklären wollen,” Jürgen Renn reflects on particle physics and how they influence philosophy and society; Deutschlandradio Kultur.
“Pro und Kontra digitale Archive: Das Beste aus beiden Welten,” Jürgen Renn, Director of the MPIWG, is quoted in this article on digital archives; Stuttgarter Zeitung.
“Die Neuvermessung des elektronischen Speicheruniversums,” Jürgen Renn gave a talk at the conference Zukunt der Wissensspeicher; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“Erbsenzähler im Kloster,” this article sums up Gregor Mendel’s work, quoting Staffan Müller-Wille; Der Spiegel.
“DH Summit: Tagung zur Zukunft der digitalen Geisteswissenschaften,” a report about the DH Summit 2015 organised by the MPIWG and the SUB; Göttinger Tageblatt.
“Zur Endlösung der Täterfrage,” this article reports on the documentary play “‘Zur Endlösung der Zigeunerfrage’ – Ein fiktives Symposium” which takes place at the MPIWG; die Tageszeitung.
“Luftpost nach Jerusalem,” an article about the diplomatic relationship of Germany and Israel, quoting Jürgen Renn; Der Tagesspiegel.
“Eine literarische Brücke von Vaduz nach Berlin,” Hans-Jörg Rheinberger was a lecturer in a reading by the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin; Volksblatt.
“Die Abschaffung der Gene,” Hans-Jörg Rheinberger is quoted in this radio feature about the history of genetics; Deutschlandfunk.
“Virtuelles Labor als Fundgrube für Forscher,” the online project “Virtual Laboratory” will be extended by the history of the media; Mittelbayerische Zeitung.
“Königliche Grabanlage als Innovationsmotor,” Dagmar Schäfer is quoted in this article on large-scale projects; Tagesspiegel.
“Tutto Albert nella rete,” Jürgen Renn and Roberto Lalli have written an article on Albert Einstein’s correspondence; Domenica.
“Geschichte schreiben, Geschichte machen”: Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, is interviewed on the relationship of Philosophy and History of Science; Frankfurter Rundschau.
“Geschichte schreiben, Geschichte machen”: Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, is interviewed on the relationship of Philosophy and History of Science; Berliner Zeitung.
“Tagungsbericht: Wachstum ohne Alternativen? Geschichtskulturelle und wissensgeschichtliche Dimensionen von Wachstumsnarrativen,” a report on the recent conference of the same name at the MPIWG; hsozkult.
“Burnout am schwarzen Loch,” Jürgen Renn is quoted in this radiofeature about black holes; Deutschlandradio Kultur.
“Die DNS von Dahlem,” Hans-Jörg Rheinberger is quoted in this article about the 50-year-anniversary of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics; Tagesspiegel.
“Einsteins Netzwerke,” Einstein’s estate is accessible online, an article by Jürgen Renn; Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
“Scobel: Krise in den Wissenschaften?” Jürgen Renn speaks as guest in a talkshow about changes and problems in science; 3Sat.
“Sound Signatures 2014: From Hearing Tubes to Computer Hacking,” conference report by Anna Kvíčalová, co-organized by Viktoria Tkaczyk (MPIWG); sensorystudies.
“Vereint forschen,” an artikel on the recent changes of scientific institutions in Berlin, referring to Dieter Hoffmann; Berliner Morgenpost.
“Auszeichnung für Lorraine Daston,” Lorraine Daston, Director at the MPIWG, received the Bielefelder Wissenschaftspreis 2014; Neue Westfälische.
“Das beste Fach von allen!” Lorraine Daston, who has received the Bielefelder Wissenschaftspreis, is interviewed by Westfalen-Blatt.

“Geschichte der Wissenschaften. Ein Blick in die Vergangenheit und Zukunft der Wissenschaft,” Annette Vogt reflects in a podcast on the history of science; forschergeist.

“Leben in neuer Zeit?” Jürgen Renn, Director at the MPIWG, comments the idea of the Anthropocene; Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung.
“Einstein va anotar al dibuix de la nena: ‘La meva és morta’” – (“Einstein shows that nobody can discover anything in isolation”), Jürgen Renn is interviewed on Einstein's manuscripts in La Vanguardia.
“Jeder universalgelehrt?” Jürgen Renn is interviewed on the role of digital media, in: “Revolution - Die Wissensshow zur digitalen Gesellschaft,” a publication of the Science Year 2014.
“Viel Geschichte in Lunz,” a report about the history of the Biologische Station Lunz referring to Hans-Jörg Rheinberger; Niederösterreichische Nachrichten.
“Jürgen Renn: ‘He lluitat durant tota la meva vida científica per obrir el coneixement’” – (“Open knowledge”), Jürgen Renn participates in a roundtable on the future of the humanities in Barcelona; Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
“La Rivincita del Rinascimento,” Corriere della Sera interviews Jürgen Renn on the impact of the Renaissance on European identity; Corriere della Sera
“Junges und altes Wissen in Kooperation,” Hans-Jörg Rheinberger is interviewed by Kulturmanagement Magazin.
“Mit den Händen denken,” Hans-Jörg Rheinberger on the innovative capacity of experiments; OrganisationsEntwicklung.
“Dunkle Seite der Chemie,” Jürgen Renn speaks in this broadcast on Fritz Haber; 3sat.
“Sommersitzung der Göttinger Akademie der Wissenschaften,” Lorraine Daston has received the Lichtenberg-Medaille; Göttinger Tageblatt.
“Erinnerung an Niklas Luhmann,” Lorraine Daston is awarded with the Bielefelder Wissenschaftspreis; Neue Westfälische.
“Warum sollte die Natur sich rächen?” Lorraine Daston is interviewed about our changing understanding of natural catastrophies; Psychologie Heute.
“Open Access revolutioniert die Wissenschaft,” article with MPIWG director Jürgen Renn about the meaning of Open Access for science on occasion of the release of the new science platform “ScienceOpen”;Deutsche Welle.
“Keine Hexerei,” Sven Dupré, Research Group Director at the MPIWG, is interviewed by Kulturmagazin des Westens.
“Als Dr. Seltsam einmal gegen Chruschtschow spielte,” a review of Lorraine Daston’s new book How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind. The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“Deutschlands Chemiewaffen - Forschung seit dem 1. Weltkrieg,” Florian Schmaltz, research scholar at the MPIWG, is interviewed on the research of toxic gas since World War I by rbb TV.
“Wir sollten immer offen für Zufälle sein,” an interview with Lorraine Daston by Journalist-in-Residence Klaus Taschwer; Der Standard.

“450. Geburtstag Galileo Galilei,” an interview with Jürgen Renn; RBB Inforadio.

“Gegen den Starrsinn der Kirche,” an article on Galileo Galilei quoting Jochen Büttner; Stuttgarter Zeitung.
“Er sah dem Mond ins Gesicht,” an article on Galileo quoting Jürgen Renn; Sächsische Zeitung.
“Auf Umwegen zur Revolution,” an article about Galileo Galilei quoting Jürgen Renn; Süddeutsche Zeitung.
“Kolumbus des Himmels,” Journalist-in-Residence Thomas de Padova recapitulates Galileo's work; Der Tagesspiegel.
“In Galileis Gedankenwerkstatt,” Jürgen Renn writes about Galileo‘s “Discorsi”; scinexx.de.
“An den Gezeiten gescheitert,” Jochen Büttner on Galileo studying the tides; scinexx.de.
“Eine Orgelpfeife als Teleskop,” Matteo Valleriani on Galileo’s achievements in telescopic astronomy; scinexx.de.
“Vom Lautenspieler zum Mathematiker,” Jürgen Renn is quoted in this article on Galileo’s career; scinexx.de.
“450 Jahre Galileo Galilei,” an editorial on the MPIWG’s work about Galileo; scinexx.de.
“‘Ich habe abgeschworen.’ Der Fall Galilei,” an interview with Jochen Büttner; Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF1).
“Aufstieg und Fall eines Himmelsstürmers,” Journalist-in-Residence Thomas de Padova on Galileo Galilei; Der Standard.
“Die Akte Galilei – Wissenschaft und Glaube,” an interview with Matteo Valleriani; Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF2).
“Wie Galileo Galilei mit dem Fernrohr das Weltbild veränderte,” an article for children portraying the mathematician Galileo; Thüringische Landeszeitung.
“Die Natur ist unwiderstehlich,” Lorraine Daston is interviewed about our understanding of nature; Mitteilungen des ZiF.
“Thomas de Padova: ‘Leibniz, Newton und die Erfindung der Zeit’,” a review on the new book by the MPIWG’s Journalist-in-Residence, Thomas de Padova; SWR2.
“Das zerplatzte Atom,” Dieter Hoffmann on the research of neutral fissions in Berlin Dahlem in the 1930s; Der Tagesspiegel.
“Open Access soll restliche 90 Prozent schaffen,” a blog article on the 10 years anniversary of the Open Access Declaration cites Jürgen Renn; solarify.
“Ein Qualitätssiegel für Informationen,” Jürgen Renn on the future development of the internet into an “epistemic web”; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“Forschung Wissen ist erst dann Wissen, wenn andere daran teilhaben,” Jochen Büttner, director of a junior research group at TOPOI, on shared knowledge in Antiquity; Deutschlandfunk.
“Source Reflection #5: Programmieren als Experiment – Laborverhalten,” a new experimenting way of programming is being discussed in this article citing Hans-Jörg Rheinberger; heise developer.
“Kulturschätze für alle,” Jürgen Renn on open access, and how it makes an impact on museums; Der Tagesspiegel.
“Wissenschaftsgeschichte für alle – Das MPIWG in Berlin öffnet neue Zugänge zu alten Texten und neuen Studien,” an article on the MPIWG; Der Standard.
“Man kann heute ein bisschen mutiger sein,” an interview with Jürgen Renn on the globalization of science and its consequences; Der Standard.
“Silk,” Dagmar Schäfer is being interviewed in a radio show by the BBC.
“Schaut den Baumeistern auf die Finger!” An interview with Jürgen Renn; Österreichischer Rundfunk.
“Expedition zum Urknall,” Jürgen Renn is cited in this article on physicists arguing about uniform laws of nature; Die Zeit.
“Beständig verhindertes Fallen,” a review on Andreas Mayer's new book; Süddeutsche Zeitung.
“Für weltweite Ächtung des Klonens von Menschen,” Klaus Taschwer interviews Hans-Jörg Rheinberger about synthetic biology and biohacking; Der Standard.
“Und wenn ich geh, dann geht nur ein Teil von mir,” in this article Andreas Mayer's book is being reviewed; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“Von klugen Pferden und einfältigen Mediennutzern,” a report on the symposium of the cogito foundation and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger's presentation; Universität Zürich News.
“Entschleunigung täte gut,” says Hans-Jörg Rheinberger being interviewed on scientific knowledge by Horizonte.
“Wie spielt man mit Zufällen, Herr Rheinberger?” is one of the questions in an interview with Hans-Jörg Rheinberger by the Philosophie Magazin 5/13.
“Software Forschung,” an article on the joint project Text-Grid; Göttinger Tageblatt.
“Was unseren Gang ausmacht,” an interview with Andreas Mayer by Wirtschaftswoche.
“Der aufrechte Gang war nur der Anfang,” Andreas Mayer's new book ist reviewed by Die Welt.
“Monster, Marvels, and the Birth of Science,” Lorraine Daston, Executive Director at the MPIWG, is interviewed by Steve Paulson for Nautilus.
“Entscheidet der Zufall mein Leben?” was the title of conversation between Hans Jörg Rheinberger, director at the MPIWG and the philosopher Wolfram Eilenberger at the German Dradio Kultur.
“Geschichten aus dem brutalistischen Ufo,” a radio feature on the architecture of the former Czeck embassay, later the first home of the MPIWG; Dradio Kultur.
“Il genio di Archimede le macchine del futuro,” an online article on the new exhibition about Archimedes; La Repubblica.
“Und wir warten auf die Laureaten,” article by the MPIWG's Journalist-In-Residence Klaus Taschwer on ‘Austrian Science’; Der Standard.
“Eureka,” an article on the new exhibition about Archimedes; La Repubblica.
“‘Gleichgültigkeit gegenüber Forschung sitzt tief’,” the MPIWG's Journalist-In-Residence Klaus Taschwer interviews the ERC's president Helga Nowotny; Der Standard.
“Geschichten vom Todestrieb,” Andreas Mayer on Freud; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“Die Schrift des Lebens,” an article about Francis Cricks with input from Hans-Jörg Rheinberger and Soraya de Chadarevian; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“Das trügerische Wissen,” an interview with Lorraine Daston; Wirtschaft & Wissenschaft.
“Der Traum von der weiblichen Elite,” an article about Christine von Oertzen’s new book; Tagesspiegel.
“Wird ‘Big Data’ zur Chiffre für den digitalen GAU?”, an article about the conference “Fragile Daten”; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“Tippfehler vertiefen die Korrespondenz,” Andreas Mayer introduces the book about Sigmund Freud exchanging letters with the psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler from Zurich; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

“Objects and (their) time,” an interview with Lorraine Daston; MOUSSE 37.

“Wir sind die DDB: Das Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin,” portrait of the MPIWG Berlin; Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek.
“Le divan animé,” interview with Andreas Mayer; Zibeline.
“Und der Mensch machte sich die Erde untertan,” article about the Anthropocene Project; Tagesspiegel.

“Wenn der Blick in die Sterne das Weltbild verändert”—Jürgen Renn on the discoveries by Galileo and Kepler; Sternstunde Philosophie SRF.

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“Jürgen Renn über Einschränkungen der Informationsfreiheit in der Wissenschaft,” Jürgen Renn, Director at the MPIWG, was interviewed about media literacy in the humanities; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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