• Maier Atalanta Fugiens, 1618.

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    A Vital Force? Exploring Agricultural Uses of Alchemy in Early Modern Europe, ca. 1550-1730

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  • Albert Einstein at Princeton, standing in front of a blackboard

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    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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    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.

 

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Director Jürgen Renn publishes Italian translation of The Evolution of Knowledge

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Director Jürgen Renn interviewed by Die Zeit on new Max Planck Institute for Geoanthropology

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Benjamin Steininger discusses our reaction to crises and catastrophes in the ARD-alpha daily talk

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Events

The Laboratory of Animal Spirits. Animal Experimentation and Therapeutic Innovation in the Wake of the Psychopharmacological Revolution

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(POSTPONED) Constellations and Celestial Globes from the Islamic World: The Use of Virtual Reality Technology as a New Interpretative Tool

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Nerves: A Preparation for, and Companion, to the New Working Group: “Knowing Nerves: From Animal Spirits to Neural Nets"

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Approximations to Second Order: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

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