Matthias Dörries

Visiting Scholar (Jul 2018-Aug 2018)

Matthias Dörries has been Professor of the history of science at the University of Strasbourg since 1999. He obtained his PhD at the Freie Universität in Berlin in 1989 and his habilitation in 1998 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. He was a Post-Doc and Research Fellow the University of California at Berkeley, the CRHST (CNRS) in Paris, the Forschungsinstitut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, and the Max-Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte. He is a member of the editorial board of HSNS (Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences) and currently the president of ESST (European Inter-University Association on Society, Science, and Technology). His work and publications focus on the history of the geophysical and atmospheric sciences. As a Visiting Scholar at the MPIWG, he studied the history of large-scale environmental engineering projects during the Cold War, ranging from terraforming to planetary and geo-engineering.


No current projects were found for this scholar.

Large-Scale Environmental Engineering During the Cold War


Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

"Nuclear Tests and Climatic Extremes in the Asian Pacific Region (1954–1963)"

Conference, Asian Extremes. Climate, Meteorology and Disaster in History, University of Singapore,

"Fraud and Self-Regard at the Académie des sciences"

Conference, Making it up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice, Uppsala University

"Stratospheric Science and the Cold War"

Conference, AGU Chapman Conference on Stratospheric Aerosols, American Geophysical Union, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife