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    No. 72

    From the Renaissance of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity to the Confirmation of the Black Hole Paradigm

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    Pietro Daniel Omodeo to Lead New Max Planck Partner Group on "The Water City"

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    No. 71

    Local Gazetteers Research Tools (LoGaRT): A Digital Resource for Researching Chinese History

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  • Science Social Podcast by MPIWG

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    Science Social: Conversations on History, Science, and Society

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    No. 70

    The Mask—Arrayed: An Interdisciplinary Project on the Materiality of a Covid-19 Icon

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    No. 69

    China in the Global System of Science

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Founded in 1994, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin is one of the more than 80 research institutes administered by the Max Planck Society. It is dedicated to the study of the history of science and aims to understand scientific thinking and practice as historical phenomena. Researchers pursue a historical epistemology in their studies of how new categories of thought, proof, and experience have emerged.

 

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Dept. I seeks a Research Fellow for the machine-learning project "The Sphere," deadline Feb. 12, 2021

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Director Jürgen Renn in FAZ on the sociopolitical role of academic research

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Deutschlandfunk Kultur reviews book Erdöl: Ein Atlas der Petromoderne

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Troubling Epistemics and Postcolonialism

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Terms, Notions, and Imagery in Chinese Theories of Signification

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Measuring the Earth Discussion Group

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