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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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Services & Administration

Publication Manager

divarci@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant

bvmallinckrodt@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Editorial Assistant (1 Feb 2018-31 Jan 2025)

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 2023)

A Cultural History of the End of Fossil Fuels

gabakke@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2022-30 Sep 2023)

Thermal Practice

dabarber@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2019-31 Dec 2024)

The Codex Ashb. 361 (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence, Italy) and the manuscript O (Biblioteca Panizzi, Reggio Emilia, Italy): From Leonardo da Vinci’s Codices to Giovanni Battista Venturi’s studies

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

Research Scholar (1 Nov 2022-31 Mar 2024)

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 (16 Jan 2023-31 Dec 2023)

Dr.

Spaces of Visual Epistemology

mcosta@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

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2023-31 Dec 2023)

PD Dr.

Geld – Macht – Wissenschaft. Eine Strukturgeschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

jbalcar@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Technology Officer (1 Jan 2023-28 Feb 2028)

Sphaera Project

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2006-31 Jan 2024)

Dr.

Wissenschaftliche Philosophie und öffentliche Vernunft

oengler@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (22 Aug 2022-31 Oct 2022)

Towards a Transcendental Geology

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (16 Jan 2023-31 Dec 2023)

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).

The Unity of Science in the Anthropocene

sfreyberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2016-28 Feb 2025)

PhD

mfriedrich@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2022-31 Jan 2026)

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

The Survival of Cuneiform Writing and Knowledge of Akkadian (Babylonian)

mgeller@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Jan 2026)

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 Scholar (1 Jan 2016-31 Jan 2026)

Prof. Dr.

Computational History of Science

grasshoff@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Emeritus Scholar (16 Jan 2023-31 Jan 2026)

Prof. Dr. emeritus

Geschichte der Physikalisch-Technischen Reichsanstalt

dh@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

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2022-31 Mar 2023)

Dr.

“Moving West”: Ukrainian Academics in Conditions of Forced Migration (2008-­‐2022)

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

Research Scholar (15 Jan 2023-31 Dec 2024)

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2022-31 Mar 2023)

Dr.

“Moving West”: Ukrainian Academics in Conditions of Forced Migration (2008-­‐2022)

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

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2014-31 Dec 2022)

Prof. Dr., Berlin Social Science Center

History of the Max Planck Society

Research Scholar (18 Aug 2014-31 Dec 2025)

Dr.

Apokalypse Frau? Feminismus, Föten und "Fake News"

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2023-31 Dec 2023)

Dr.

The Max Planck Society and the Internationalization of Life Science Research, During the Cold War and Beyond

akraft@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2022-31 Jan 2026)

Dr.

Applying the socio-epistemic network methodology to the history of recent physical sciences

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

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2022-31 Oct 2022)

Dr.

Linking People Through Fish, Climate, and Environment: Transnational Connections of Russian/Soviet Science and Their Mediators

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2022-31 Dec 2022)

What Theories are Made of: How Industry and Culture Shaped Maxwell’s Theories of Electromagnetism

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 Mar 2019-30 Jun 2024)

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 (27 Jan 2023-29 Feb 2024)

CorDeep and the Sacrobosco Dataset: Detection of Visual Elements in Historical Documents

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jun 2022-15 Nov 2022)

A Critical Theory of Political Autonomy

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2021-31 Dec 2022)

The Emotional Reconditions for Scientific Subjectivity

gmotzkin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2019-8 Jul 2023)

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 Sep 2022-30 Nov 2022)

Sources and structure of the Commentary on Sacrobosco’s Sphere written by Christophorus Clavius

enenci@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 (6 Apr 2020-30 Apr 2024)

Dr.

The dissemination of Sacrobosco’s Tractatus de sphaera

Visiting Scholar (7 Nov 2022-31 Aug 2023)

Prof.

The History of the Accademia dei Lincei, 1870-2000

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2014-31 Dec 2022)

Dr., Professor, Institute for Science and Technology Studies, University of Bielefeld

History of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

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

Research Scholar (1 Sep 2022-30 Nov 2024)

Knowledge in and of the Anthropocene

rosol@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Nov 2022-30 Apr 2023)

Transformationen der Wissensökonomie. Das Verhältnis von Praxis und Theorie an der Schwelle zur Moderne

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., Professor, Universität Hamburg

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

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2015-31 Dec 2023)

Dr.

– Luftfahrtforschung und Okkupationspolitik: Die „Außenstellen“ der Aerodynamischen Versuchsanstalt im europäischen Herrschaftsbereich des NS-Regimes während des Zweiten Weltkriegs – Vergangenheitspolitik der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft –Dual Use-Problematik und militärische Forschung in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

schmaltz@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (17 Oct 2022-31 Oct 2023)

NFDI4Objects: Research Data Infrastructure for the Material Remains of Human History

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2022-30 Jun 2023)

Prof. Dr.

Marc Bloch: The Philosophy of an Historian

pschoettler@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2021-31 Jul 2025)

The Evolution of Visual Language in Early Modern Cosmology

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 2021-31 Dec 2023)

A “Fair Trade” of Knowledge? Ipecacuanha as an Example of Practices of Knowledge Exchange Between South America and Europe, 16th-19th Centuries

sspielmann@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Aug 2014-31 Dec 2023)

Dr.

How the Max Planck Society Generated New Knowledge in the Field of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science

tsteinhauser@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Sep 2020-31 Dec 2025)

Dr.

Industrial Catalysis and its Impact on the Human-Earth-System in the Anthropocene

bsteininger@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2022-31 Aug 2023)

Dr.

Social, Cultural and Medical-Scientific History of Disease Carriers

ateicher@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Mar 2017-31 Dec 2023)

Dr. phil.

History of the Behavioral Sciences, Neuroscience and the Cognitive Sciences (BNC) in the Max Planck Society

stopp@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (15 Jan 2018-25 Nov 2026)

PhD

The History of Energy Conservation as Agent of Energy Transition

tturnbull@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Group Leader (Since Oct 1998)

Dr., Honorary Professor in History of Science at the Technische Universität in Berlin, Professor for Special Appointment, The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2023-31 Dec 2023)

PD Dr.

Moving Back into Laboratory: Responsibility and Economisation of the Life Sciences in the MPG (1948-2000)

schwerin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Emeritus Scholar (1 Jul 2020-30 Jun 2023)

Dr., Professorin für Wissenschaftsgeschichte

Der Charakter der Philosophie im Vergleich zu den Einzelwissenschaften

wahsner@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (17 Oct 2022-31 Oct 2023)

Dr.

Ecologies of Skins

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 2023)

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 2023-31 Dec 2023)

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