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Scherer, Heinrich, Critica quadri partita, in qua plura recens inventa, et emendata circa geographiae artificium, historiam, technicam, et astrologiam scitu dignissima explicantur, 1710
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Dept. I

Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge

Director Jürgen Renn

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Director

Director (Since Mar 1994)

Dr., Professor, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

History of Early Modern Mechanics, History of Relativity Theory; Interaction between Cognitive and Contextual Factors in the History of Science

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Publication Manager

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Departmental Assistant

bvmallinckrodt@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Editorial Assistant (1 Feb 2018-31 Jan 2023)

kmohelsky@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant

Departmental Assistant (Since Apr 2019)

Researchers

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (2 Jan 2017-31 Dec 2023)

PhD

Making Euclid Practical: The Impact of Practical Geometry on the Euclidean Tradition in the Sixteenth Century

aaxworthy@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (17 Jun 2019-30 Jun 2022)

A Cultural History of the End of Fossil Fuels

gabakke@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 May 2017-30 Jun 2017)

MA, Doctoral Student, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Persian Astronomy in Byzantium

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2020-31 Dec 2022)

PhD

Leonardo da Vinci’s Forster Codices and Their Interpreters. Historical and Palaeographical Issues

becchi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2019-31 Jul 2023)

Dr.

Astro-particle Physics 1970s — Early 1980s: Investigating the Patterns and Dynamics of the Emergence Process

Visiting Scholar (1 Dec 2021-30 Nov 2022)

Thema: Maschinelles Lernen in und für die Archäologie

buettner@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2020-30 Apr 2024)

Natural Philosophy in the Polemics of the Muslims of Medieval Iberia

mcolominasaparicio@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2019-31 Dec 2023)

PhD, Associate Professor, Fine Arts Faculty in Cuenca, University of Castilla-La Mancha

Projekte: 1) Camera obscura interactive database and timeline 2) “In-Camera-Out”, Moving Portraits

mpablo@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2020-31 Dec 2023)

Dr.

The Euclidean World. A Global History of Cross-Cultural Transmissions, Translations and Transformations of Euclid’s Elements

vderisi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Technology Officer (1 Apr 2021-31 Dec 2022)

Sphaera Project

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2006-31 Jan 2024)

Dr.

Wissenschaftliche Philosophie und öffentliche Vernunft

oengler@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (15 Apr 2022-15 May 2022)

Study of the discussions of the relation between logic and mathematics, respectively logic and change, in books on logic of the 18th century

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (6 Nov 2017-31 Dec 2022)

Doctoral candidate at Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg Research Fellow at Ca' Foscari Università Venezia in the ERC-project Early Modern Cosmology Editorial Manager for Verum Factum: Studies and Sources on Political Epistemology (EOA book series).

Political Epistemology—Theory and Editorial Project

sfreyberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2016-28 Feb 2025)

PhD

mfriedrich@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Sep 2021-31 Aug 2022)

PhD

Arguing About the Stars. Copernicanism, Galileism, and Institutional and Political Dimensions of Early Modern “Science” in the Debate Between Pierre Gassendi and Jean-Baptiste Morin (1642-1655)

rgarau@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2022)

PhD, Professor, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies University College London

Ancient Jewish Medicine

mgeller@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2022)

PhD, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, London, UK

Transmission of Scientific Knowledge in Old Church Slavonic

fbgeller@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Sep 2012-1 Jan 2025)

Dr.

Popularization of Science and Technology in Postwar Italy

dgermanese@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (18 Oct 2021-14 Nov 2021)

Revealing Early Modern Jewish Second Scholasticism – The Case of Mathematical and Mechanical Works

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2016-31 Jan 2026)

Prof. Dr.

Computational History of Science

grasshoff@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Oct 2020-31 Oct 2021)

Power/Ignorance and the Role of the History of Economic Thought in the Energy Impasse

khasberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Emeritus Scholar (24 Feb 2016-31 Dec 2022)

Prof. Dr. emeritus

Geschichte der Physikalisch-Technischen Reichsanstalt

dh@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Aug 2020-31 May 2022)

Hellmut Becker als Gründungsdirektor des Max-Planck-Instituts für Bildungsforschung

thollerbach@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Dec 2016-31 Dec 2023)

Prof. Dr. emeritus

The Italian Abbacus School: Its Background and Its Influence

jhoyrup@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2023)

PhD

Writing Histories of Greek Philosophy in the Islamicate World

aizdebska@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Dec 2019-30 Nov 2022)

Publication Project: How Einstein Found His Field Equations: A Source Book.

mjanssen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (24 Nov 2019-31 May 2024)

Dr.

CO2: The Molecular Aluminum Can

bjohnson@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Emeritus Scholar (1 Jan 2020-31 Dec 2023)

Forschung im Deutschen Kaiserreich (1871-1918)

kant@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Affiliated Scholar (1 Feb 2020-31 Dec 2025)

Prof. Dr.

The Early History of the Sciences of Earth Systems and Human-Earth Interactions

klein@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Jul 2013-31 Mar 2024)

Dr.

Trends in Exoplanet Research

rlalli@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (16 May 2018-31 Dec 2022)

Analyzing the Patterns and Mechanisms Driving the Great Acceleration of the Anthropocence

mlaubichler@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Emeritus Scholar (1 Mar 2006-29 Feb 2024)

Dr., Außerordentlicher Professor an der Freien Universität Berlin

Machine Drawings

wlef@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Feb 2017-31 Jan 2023)

PhD

Instrument Earth: Geohistories of 20th Century Astrophysics and Particle Physics

jaleon@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2019-30 Jun 2022)

PhD, Dept. of History University College London

Technologies of Health c. 1450-1750

eleong@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2020-31 May 2023)

The Anthropocene Hypothesis: Birth and Epistemology

eluciano@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Feb 2018-31 Dec 2022)

PhD

Sounding the Depths of Providence: On Mineral (Re)generation and Human-Environment Interaction in the Early Modern Period

fluzzini@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Dec 2021-28 Feb 2023)

siehe Anlage

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2021-28 Feb 2022)

The Other “Chemists’ War”

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2021-31 Dec 2022)

The Emotional Reconditions for Scientific Subjectivity

gmotzkin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-8 Jul 2022)

Text and Context in Early Islamic Scholarship: A Ninth-Century Paraphrase of Ptolemaic Astronomy in Al-Farghānī’s Elements of Astronomy

rmousavi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2018-31 Jan 2026)

Prof. Dr.

The Water City: The Political Epistemology of Hydrogeological Praxis

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2018-31 Jan 2026)

Prof. Dr.

The Water City: The Political Epistemology of Hydrogeological Praxis

pdomodeo@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (6 Apr 2020-30 Apr 2024)

Dr.

The dissemination of Sacrobosco’s Tractatus de sphaera

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2021)

Visiting Scholar (16 Sep 2019-15 Mar 2025)

Professor, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Nuclear Diplomacy and the IAEA

mrentetzi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2022-31 Jan 2026)

grispoli@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2019-30 Sep 2022)

Symbiotic World: The Past, Present and Future of a Concept, Symbiotic Life: Theories and Practices of Coexistence in Lynn Margulis and Donna Haraway

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2022)

Knowledge in and of the Anthropocene

rosol@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2021-31 Dec 2023)

Die Erwirtschaftung des Anthropozäns? Die Rolle des modernen Wirtschaftens in den Entwicklungsdynamiken zur Entstehung des Anthropozäns: Ursprünge und neue Wege

gschaefer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Feb 2022-31 Jan 2026)

Dr.

1. The Encounter of Two Systems of Knowledge in Seventeenth-Century China, 2. Crisis of Humankind and Scientific Truth: Reflection on Science at the Starnberg Max Planck Institute (1970–1980)

schemmel@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Program Coordinator, Senior Research Scholar (1 Jul 2015-31 Dec 2022)

Dr.

History of the Max Planck Society

schmaltz@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2022)

The Water City. The Political Epistemology of Hydrogeological Praxis

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2021-30 Apr 2022)

Prof. Dr.

Medical Epistemology in Renaissance Italy: Theory and Practice

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2021-31 Jul 2022)

The Evolution of Scientific Visual Language in Early Modern Science: A Machine-Learning Based Analysis

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2021-30 Sep 2023)

The Analysis, Interpretation, and Mediation of History Using Digital Research Methods and Tools. An Investigation into their History-Producing Mechanisms

asiebold@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2019-30 Apr 2024)

Erschließung und Aufbereitung von Dokumenten zur Lehre und Forschung des Göttinger Physikers Robert Wichard Pohl (1884 – 1976)

sieker@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (15 Aug 2020-31 Aug 2023)

Einstein, Eddington and the Eclipse. Towards a Global History of the 1919 Solar Eclipse (E3GLOBAL)

asimoes@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Nov 2021-30 Apr 2024)

bsbuarque@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2021-30 Nov 2022)

„Fairtrade“ von Traditionellem Wissen? Praktiken des Wissensaustauschs Zwischen Südamerika und Europa im 18. Und 19. Jahrhundert am Beispiel der Pharmazeutischen Pflanze Ipecacuanha (Brechwurz)

sspielmann@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Sep 2020-31 Dec 2022)

Dr. phil.

Industrielle Katalyse und ihre Rolle im Mensch-Erde-System im Anthropozän

bsteininger@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2020-31 Dec 2021)

MA

Praktiken digitalen Publizierens in den Humanities: Die Edition Open Access am MPIWG

Research Scholar (15 Jan 2018-25 Nov 2026)

PhD

The History of Energy Conservation as Agent of Energy Transition

tturnbull@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (15 Jul 2021-15 Oct 2021)

Dr.

Ruination Politics: Reimagining Environmental Regulation in the Anthropocene

sureta@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Group Leader (Since Oct 1998)

Dr., Honorary Professor in History of Science at the Technische Universität in Berlin

Technology Transfer in Antiquity, Ancient Hydromechanics and Pneumatics, Early modern mechanics, Galileo Galilei, Shipbuilding, Pratolino Garden, Jesuits' Hydraulics, Early Modern Ballistics

valleriani@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Feb 2021-31 Jan 2023)

Dr. phil., Kapitän

Weltbildwandel around 1500: Overseas Discoveries, the Physics of the Elements and the Globus Terraquaeus

kvogel@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (15 Jul 2016-31 Mar 2024)

Dr.

Methoden zur Analyse eines Textkorpus

mvogl@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Emeritus Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2024)

Dr., Honorarprofessorin HU Berlin

History of Mathematics and Science in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, esp. in Germany; Women in Science

vogt@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Emeritus Scholar (1 Jul 2020-30 Jun 2022)

Prof. Dr.

Zum Epistemologischen Status der "Messung"

Emeritus Scholar (1 Jul 2020-30 Jun 2022)

Dr., Professorin für Wissenschaftsgeschichte

Der Charakter der Philosophie im Vergleich zu den Einzelwissenschaften

wahsner@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (2 Oct 2017-28 Feb 2023)

Dr.

Coal: A Global Object of Knowledge; Métissage: A Problem of European History

hwendt@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2021-30 Jun 2022)

Dr.

Colonial Elements: Oceanic Media and Wet Globalization 1550-1650

Research Scholar (Since Jan 2000)

Dr.-Ing.

Research IT

dwinter@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jan 2022-31 Dec 2022)

The Sphere: Knowledge System Evolution and the Shared Scientific Identity in Europe

mzamani@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2023)

PhD, Full Professor

bzhang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de