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The MPIWG in the Press 2015

“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.
“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.
“Der wertvollste Fund meines Lebens,” a radio feature quoting Jürgen Renn about Albert Einstein; Deutschlandfunk.
“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)
“Giftgas der unsichtbare Feind,” report on the conference on “100 Years Chemical Warfare,” coorganized by the MPIWG; Solarify (in German)
“Der unsichtbare Feind,” Florian Schmaltz is interviewed on the role of the sciences in chemical warfare; Deutschlandradio Kultur (in German)
“100 Jahre Giftgaskrieg,” Jürgen Renn is interviewed on Fritz Haber and chemical warfare; Inforadio RBB (in German)
“Der lautlose Tod,” Florian Schmaltz is interviewed on the role of the sciences in chemical warfare; Deutschlandfunk (in German)
“Weltweiser und Revolutionär,” Jürgen Renn and Alexander Blum are interviewed on Albert Einstein; ORF (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.
“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.

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