Jochen Büttner currently investigates processes of innovation in the ancient world. A particular focus lies on the question which role knowledge played in these processes and, how in turn, innovation influenced the formation of theoretical bodies of knowledge.
He retains his longstanding interest in early modern mechanics. His main research theme in this area regards the role of so-called "challenging objects" as mediators between practical and theoretical knowledge in the early modern period.
Jochen Büttner has long been concerned with the use, theoretically as well as practically, of new electronic media in the history of science and, more generally, in the humanities. In this context, he has collaborated in, designed and directed a number of projects.
Albert Einstein—Chief Engineer of the Universe (Exhibition 2005)
Atlas of Innovations
Knowledge of Astronomy and the Invention of the Telescope: International Year of Astronomy 2009
Pratolino: The History of Science in a Garden
The Emergence and Expansion of Preclassical Mechanics
Weighing as an Early Global Innovation
Eberle, Oliver, Jochen Büttner, Hassan El-Hajj, Grégoire Montavon, Klaus-Robert Müller, and Matteo Valleriani (2023). “Insightful Analysis of Historical Sources at Scales beyond Human Capabilities Using Unsupervised Machine Learning and XAI.” arXiv …Read More
El-Hajj, Hassan, Oliver Eberle, Anika Merklein, Anna Irene Siebold, Noga Shlomi, Jochen Büttner, Julius Martinetz, Klaus-Robert Müller, Grégoire Montavon, and Matteo Valleriani (2023). “Explainability and Transparency in the Realm of Digital…Read More
Burchardt, Aljoscha, Jochen Büttner, and Jürgen Renn (2023). KI-basierte Vorausschau für nachhaltige transformative Resilienz. CO:DINA: Kurzstudie 12. Kaiserslautern: Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz. https://codina…Read More
Büttner, Jochen, Julius Martinetz, Hassan El-Hajj, and Matteo Valleriani (2022). “CorDeep and the Sacrobosco Dataset: Detection of Visual Elements in Historical Documents.” Journal of Imaging 8 (10, Article 285). https://doi.org/10.3390…Read More