• 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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    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 interviewed by Die Zeit on new Max Planck Institute for Geoanthropology

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Angela Axworthy publishes Motion and Genetic Definitions in the Sixteenth-Century Euclidean Tradition

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3Sat explores philosophy of science with references to research by Visiting Scholar Olaf Engler

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Fenye Workshop

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The Waste of the Body

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Moonrise, Moonset, and Planting Times

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Caste, Religion, and the Laboratory Life

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