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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

Department I MPIWG

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Publication Manager

BA

divarci@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant

Departmental Assistant (1 Apr 2019-31 Mar 2021)

Researchers 2018-19

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (5 Aug 2019-4 Feb 2020)

Roger Bacon’s Medical Alchemy: Occult Remedies and the Quest to Prolong Life

Visiting Scholar (17 Jun 2019-16 Jun 2021)

A Cultural History of the End of Fossil Fuels

gabakke@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Apr 2019-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

Climatic Effects: Architecture, Media, and the Planetary Imaginary

dabarber@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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 2021)

PhD

The Emergence of Astro-Particle Physics

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2019-30 Sep 2019)

PhD candidate, University of Oxford

Gottfried Leibniz's Networks: Science at the Confluence of Practice and Sociability

aborowski@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

TOPOI Research Group Leader (1 Jan 2019-30 Nov 2021)

Dipl. Phys.

buettner@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2019-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

The Hebrew Translation of Euclid's Data

Research Scholar (1 May 2016-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

The Earth in the Sky is like the Yolk of the Egg in the Egg White. Natural Philosophy in the Polemics of the Muslims of Medieval Iberia

mcolominasaparicio@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2019-28 Feb 2021)

PhD

Kunstwissenschaft c. 1900 as a "Transcultural" View of Art 'avant la lettre'

mcosta@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jan 2019-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

The Anthropocene in Public Health

fdabramo@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2019-31 Dec 2019)

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

Camera Obscura Interactive Database and Timeline

Visiting Scholar (15 Feb 2018-31 Dec 2019)

CR1 Senior Research Fellow (tenured), CNRS–Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, University Diderot, Paris, France

The Development of the Euclidean Mathematical Tradition in the Early Modern Age: Translation, Transmission and Transformation of the Text of the Elements

vderisi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Jul 2016-30 Jun 2020)

PhD

Transmission and History of Antique Scientific Texts such as Ptolemy’s Geography, using Computational Humanities

odefaux@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (16 Sep 2019-18 Oct 2019)

Thema: Cartesian Cosmology in the Early Modern Period

mdobre@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (15 Jul 2018-31 Jan 2020)

Prof. Dr. Observatoire de Paris 77, Paris

The History of Black Holes

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2006-31 Jan 2021)

Dr.

Gespaltene Vernunft (Teil 2), Buchprojekt

oengler@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (18 Sep 2019-30 Sep 2020)

Director, Minerva Humanities Center, Tel Aviv University,

Titel: Disciplinarization of the Sciences. Pre-classical Mechanics between the Sovereign State and the Reformed Catholic Religion: 1550-1650

Research Scholar (6 Nov 2017-31 Dec 2019)

MA, Doctoral Student, Freie Universität Berlin

Edition Elkana and Krois: Rethinking the Political Epistemology of Enlightenment. Dialogues with Ernst Cassirer

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2016-28 Feb 2025)

PhD

mfriedrich@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (10 Sep 2019-7 Dec 2019)

PhD, Professor, Director of the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science

From Kepler’s Optics to Spinoza’s Politics: The New Science and the Naturalization of the Mind

ogal@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (19 Aug 2019-18 Aug 2020)

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)

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2020)

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

Transmission of Scientific Knowledge in Old Church Slavonic

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2020)

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

Ancient Jewish Medicine

mgeller@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (Since Sep 2012)

Dr.

Science and Technology in Italian Postwar Cultural Journals

dgermanese@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Max Planck Fellow (1 Apr 2016-31 Mar 2021)

Prof. Dr.

grasshoff@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-31 Aug 2020)

PhD Candidate, UCLA

Climate Knowledge and the Politics of Predictive Governance: Case Studies in the Conversion of Knowledge about Climate Change into Actionable Information for Administrative Systems and Economic Agents

ipgray@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (24 Feb 2016-31 Dec 2020)

Prof. Dr. emeritus

Mitarbeit im Forschungsprofil moderne Physik der Abteilung sowie das von der PTB finanzierte Projekt "Geschichte der PTR im Dritten Reich"

dh@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2019-30 Jun 2020)

Zukunft als Wiederholung und Sprachbilder der Zeit

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2016-31 Mar 2020)

MA, Doctoral Student, Technische Universität Berlin

Quantitative Physiological Reasoning at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century: The Work of Sanctorius Sanctorius

thollerbach@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Dec 2016-31 Dec 2019)

Dr. phil., Professor Emeritus, Roskilde University

Portraying, Connecting, and Confronting Early Cultures of Organized Knowledge—and Drawing Consequences

jhoyrup@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2019-30 Jun 2020)

„In anderen Zeiten“: Joint Project of the MPIWG and the Cumenius Gardens, Berlin

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2023)

PhD

Writing Histories of Greek Philosophy in the Islamicate World

aizdebska@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2019-31 Oct 2019)

Disaster Preparedness in Japan and Global Transfer of Knowledge, 1900-1965

mjacoby@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2019-1 Dec 2020)

PhD, Professor, University of Minnesota

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jan 2016-31 May 2020)

MA, Doctoral Student, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Cometary Pamphlets and the Way they Present, Create, and Diffuse Natural Philosophic Knowledge

ajerratsch@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2018-23 Nov 2019)

Dr. phys., TU Berlin

Origins of Scientific Discovery: Fritz Haber and Ammonia Synthesis

bjohnson@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2011-31 Dec 2019)

Dr.

History of Physics in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (esp. Atomic Physics and Institutional and Social Aspects)

kant@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Senior Research Scholar (Since Jul 1998)

Prof. Dr., Außerordentliche Professorin an der Universität Konstanz

"Useful Sciences," State Bureaucracy, and Industrialization in Prussia (c. 1760–1830)

klein@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (15 May 2018-31 Dec 2019)

Honorary Research Fellow, Department of History, University of Nottingham

The History of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (Pugwash) in East and West Germany during the Cold War

akraft@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (6 Sep 2019-31 Dec 2019)

PhD, Associate Professor of History, Dartmouth College

Printing Sacrobosco Before 1501: Commercial Strategies and University Markets

rkremer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Journalist in Residence (1 May 2019-31 Dec 2019)

The Discovery of the Plastisphere

Research Scholar (1 Jul 2013-28 Feb 2021)

PhD

rlalli@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (16 May 2018-31 Dec 2020)

Extended Evolution Theory of Knowledge and Computational History

mlaubichler@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2006-28 Feb 2021)

Dr., Außerordentlicher Professor an der Freien Universität Berlin

Machine Drawings

wlef@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 Scholar (15 Feb 2018-31 Dec 2020)

PhD

Umbrella Project: Knowledge in and of the Anthropocene

fluzzini@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (18 Oct 2018-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

Francesco di Giorgio and the Architectural Profession in Renaissance Italy

emerrill@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (13 Mar 2017-31 Dec 2019)

PhD, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, Laboratoire SPHERE, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

Numerical Literacy in the Old Babylonian Kingdom of Larsa

rmconlin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-30 Sep 2019)

PhD, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

Early Modern Exchanges in Sanskrit Astral Sciences

amisra@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Aug 2016-28 Feb 2020)

MA, Doctoral Candidate, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

tmittasch@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2018-31 Dec 2020)

PhD, Professor Emeritus, Hebrew University

Secularization and Scientific Development: Cause or Effect?

gmotzkin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-30 Jun 2020)

Transmission of Islamic Astronomy to Europe: Influence or Similarity of Structures?

rmousavi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2018-31 Dec 2020)

PhD

Die post-kopernikanische astronomische Debatte im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert: kosmologische, mathematische, physische, ontologische, ethische und theologische Aspekte

pdomodeo@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2020)

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Jan 2019-31 Oct 2019)

PhD candidate, University of Urbino

Mathematical Humanism in Urbino

Visiting Scholar (16 Sep 2019-15 Mar 2020)

Assistant Professor, National Technical University of Athens

Nuclear Diplomacy and the IAEA

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-31 Dec 2019)

Dr. phil.

The Anthropocene on Backstage: Tracing the Earth System before Earth System Science

grispoli@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2019-30 Sep 2020)

Symbiotic World: The Past, Present and Future of a Concept

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2018-31 Jan 2020)

PhD

The History of Black Holes

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2019)

Knowledge in and of the Anthropocene

rosol@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar, Group Leader (Since Jul 2003)

Dr.

Long-term Development of Spatial Cognition; History of Early Modern Mechanics; History of Modern Physics and Astronomy; History of Chinese Science

schemmel@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Apr 2019-14 May 2021)

Dr. med., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

Animal Lounges: Launching Nature into the History of Airports

mschluender@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 Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2020)

The Water City. The Political Epistemology of Hydrogeological Praxis

Research Scholar (9 Nov 2015-31 Mar 2020)

PhD

Convivencia Project, Reformist Objects

eserrano@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2016-30 Apr 2020)

Lehre und Forschung des Göttinger Physikers Robert Wichard Pohl (1884-1976)

sieker@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Mar 2019-31 Dec 2022)

Dr. phil.

Fossil Modernity

bsteininger@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2017-31 Dec 2019)

Geschichte der Quantengravitation

ksundermeyer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2016-30 Nov 2016)

MA, Visiting Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Research Scholar (1 Sep 2008-31 Dec 2019)

MA

kthoden@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Jan 2018-14 Mar 2020)

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 by Special Appointment at the Tel Aviv University

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 Jul 2019-30 Jun 2020)

Dipl. sc. pol.

Ausstellung im Comenius-Garten: Künstler, Wissenschaftler, Kinder und das Nichts.

Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Jul 2016-14 Apr 2021)

Dr. rer. nat.

Methoden zur Analyse eines Textkorpus

mvogl@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Senior Research 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 Oct 2019-31 Jul 2020)

Kant's Early Views on Force and the Communication of Motion

Research Scholar (2 Oct 2017-31 Jan 2020)

Dr.

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

hwendt@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (Since Jan 2000)

Dr.-Ing.

Research IT

dwinter@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2023)

PhD, Full Professor

bzhang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de