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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

New book: Invisible Labour in Modern Science

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Die Evolution des Wissens by Jürgen Renn on “Non-Fiction Book of the Month” list

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Announcing the Institute's Colloquium Program 2022–23: "Science Diplomacy and Science in Times of War"

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Events

Animal Mobilities Authors Workshop

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"Childbirth Technologies"— Reading Group

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Sun, Moon, and Mount Meru: Cosmological Mandala as A Visual Metaphor for Universal Monarchy?

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Were We Ever at Peace? The Irreversible Entanglement of Science, Politics, and Regimes of Knowledge Control

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