• Leonardos Intellektueller Kosmos

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    No. 76

    Exhibition: Leonardo's Intellectual Cosmos

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  • FS75_Quantum_Image4

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    No. 75

    The Networks of Early Quantum Theory

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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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  • Engraved Frontispiece to John Palmer

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    No. 74

    Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Science

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  • Chapter from al-Māturīdī’s Kitāb al-Tawḥīd

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    No. 73

    Knowing the Unobservable: Analogies and Analogical Reasoning in Premodern Islamic Theology

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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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Exhibition "Leonardo's Intellectual Cosmos" at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, May 11 to June 28, 2021

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PAW on Einstein and The Formative Years of Relativity by Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

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New MPRG (Biomedical Research) is looking for a Student Assistant, deadline June 6, 2021

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Events

Agriculture and the Making of Sciences, 1100-1700

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The Experience of Laypeople and Experts in Premodern Islamic Science

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Proteins and Fibers: Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry

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What Does South-to-South Mean for Cold War Science and Technology in Asia

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