• Trusting Science

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    Institute's Colloquium 2021–22

    Trusting Science

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    Feature Story

    No. 78

    Dreams of Unification: The Role of Mathematics in Final Theory Programs

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  • Person holding a negative Covid-19 antigen test

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    No. 77

    Practices of Validation in the Biomedical Sciences

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    Science Social: Conversations on History, Science, and Society

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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.

 

About the Institute

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Dept. I is seeking to employ a Historian of knowledge in the contemporary period (deadline June 10, 2022)

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FAZ publishes report on Anthropocene Working Group

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Department III is offering several Visiting Scholarships (residential, 3–12 months)

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Events

Scientific Experience and the Scientific Expert I: The Scientist

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“Can We Trust Science from China?” Observations around the Ascent of a New Power Player

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Crazy Standards: The WHO and the Rise of Descriptive Psychiatry

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Orientation and Organization of the Zodiacal Image in the Roman Empire

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