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    Event Series

    Institute's Colloquium 2022–23

    Science Diplomacy and Science in Times of War

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  • Satellite view of Rotterdam

    Feature Story

    No. 80

    Anthropocene Formations: Process Landscapes of Petromodernity

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  • Maier Atalanta Fugiens, 1618.

    Feature Story

    N. 79

    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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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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News & Press

Digital open-access CorDeep site brings new opportunities in detecting visuals in historical documents

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QISS-funded visiting program "History for Physics" at IQOQI Vienna and MPIWG

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Website launch of International Max Planck Research School "Knowledge and Its Resources"

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Events

Animal Materials as Multiple: Historical Problems in "Reading Animals"

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Typologies of East Asian Maps in a Global Perspective

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Klaus Heinrich Memorial Event

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Ascent of Chinese Universities in World Rankings—Global Ambitions, Local Governance?

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