• Satellite view of Rotterdam

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    No. 80

    Anthropocene Formations: Process Landscapes of Petromodernity

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  • Maier Atalanta Fugiens, 1618.

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    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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    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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Jürgen Renn and Michel Janssen publish How Einstein Found His Field Equations: Sources and Interpretation

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Journalist-in-Residence Fellowship (Deadline: October 3, 2022)

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IT Researcher (Deadline: September 12, 2022)

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Events

Hortus Indicus Malabaricus: the Eurasian Life of a Seventeenth-Century European Botanical Classic

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Knowledges in Transit: Linnaeus's Lapland Journey (1732)

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Learned Habits: Learning Not to Notice

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Department III Introduction

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