Research Websites


Sources and tools for the study of the history of mechanics.

History of Scientific Objects

The research network (2005-2010) aimed to draw attention to scientific objects, an essential part of the material culture of modern sciences. This website is not updated anymore.

Albert Einstein - Chief Engineer of the Universe

An interactive exhibition on Einstein's life, the history of the theory of relativity, the history of quantum theory, and the development of nuclear physics in the 20th century.

About Sources

This website gives you access to the institute's digital sources provided by ECHO Cultural Heritage Online.

Open Access

The MPIWG supports the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities and has developed recommendations for the scholarly use of visual media.

See also the Mission Statement by the MPG on Open Access.

For more information on the MPIWG's publication policies, please contact Esther Chen.

Guidelines and Curricula

An international working group with the participation of the MPIWG has developed a discussion paper on the future of Curricula. Go to Discussion Paper

The MPIWG has developed with the Volkswagen-Foundation guidelines on intellectual quality in the humanities. Go to Guidelines