Matteo Valleriani is Research Group Leader in Dept. I, Honorary Professor at the Technische Universität Berlin, Professor for Special Appointments at the Faculty of Humanities at Tel Aviv University, and Principal Investigator of the Project “Images and Configurations in Corpora of University Textbooks” at the Berlin Center for Machine Learning.
In his research, he investigates processes of 1) emergence of scientific knowledge in relation to its practical, social, and institutional dimensions, and 2) homogenization of scientific knowledge in the framework of Cultural Heritage Studies.
Centering on cosmological knowledge, Matteo Valleriani’s current major research project is concerned with the evolution of the scientific knowledge system and with the establishment of a shared scientific identity in Europe in the period between the thirteenth and the seventeenth centuries. In the frame of this project he also co-develops and implements multi-layered network models (sphaera.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).
A further focus of his research is on the epistemic function of visual material in scientific research and in the framework of processes of knowledge transformation. Within this context he co-develops and applies machine learning technologies.
As leader of the working group “The Structures of Practical Knowledge” he investigated the epistemic mechanisms that integrated practical knowledge and its codification into abstract structures of scientific knowledge during the early modern period (The Structures of Practical Knowledge, Springer Nature, 2017).
His major projects have been dedicated to Galileo's science (Galileo Engineer, Springer, 2010) and to Nicolò Tartaglia’s ballistics (Metallurgy, Ballistics and Epistemic Instruments: The “Nova Scientia” of Nicolò Tartaglia. A New Edition, Edition Open Access, 2013). Affiliated to the Excellence Cluster Topoi, he investigated the emergence of hydromechanics in classical antiquity (Hydrostatics and Pneumatics in Antiquity, in G. L. Irby (ed.), A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome, Wiley-Blackwell, 2016). Matteo Valleriani worked on the processes of the appropriation of ancient science during the early modern period. He edited an issue of Nuncius (Appropriation and Transformation of Ancient Science, Nuncius, 29, 2014), which contains his final contribution to the study of the appropriation of ancient pneumatics through early modern garden technology (Ancient Pneumatics Transformed During the Early Modern Period, Nuncius, 29, 2014, 127–174: also http://pratolino.mpiwg- berlin.mpg.de).
Leonardos intellektueller Kosmos in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, 11. Mai bis 17. Juli 2021
Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD)
BIFOLD - BZML
Modeling Data and Analyzing Diffusion Using Early Modern Cosmological Treatises
Networks, Network Science, and Knowledge Graphs
Open Access to Publications, Sources, and Research Data
The Sphere: Knowledge System Evolution and the Shared Scientific Identity in Europe
Convivencia. Iberian to Global Dynamics (500–1750)
Leonardo's Intellectual Cosmos at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, May 11 to July 17, 2021
Pratolino: The History of Science in a Garden
The Emergence and Expansion of Preclassical Mechanics
The Matrix and Structures of Practical Knowledge
El-Hajj, Hassan, Maryam Zamani, Jochen Büttner, Julius Martinetz, Oliver Eberle, Noga Shlomi, Anna Irene Siebold, Grégoire Montavon, Klaus-Robert Müller, Holger Kantz, and Matteo Valleriani (2022). “An Ever-Expanding Humanities Knowledge Graph: The…Read More
Valleriani, Matteo, and Andrea Ottone, eds. (2022). Publishing Sacrobosco’s De sphaera in Early Modern Europe: Modes of Material and Scientific Exchange. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86600-6.Read More
Eberle, Oliver, Jochen Büttner, Florian Kräutli, Klaus-Robert Müller, Matteo Valleriani, and Gregoire Montavon (2022). “Building and Interpreting Deep Similarity Models.” IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 44 (3): 1149…Read More
Valleriani, Matteo, Beate Federau, and Olga Nicolaeva (2022). “The Hidden Praeceptor: How Georg Rheticus Taught Geocentric Cosmology to Europe.” Perspectives on Science, February, 1–46. https://doi.org/10.1162/posc_a_00421.Read More