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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

Researchers 2018-19

Visiting Scholar (8 Dec 2018-24 Feb 2019)

PhD, Associate Professor, Instituto of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of São Paulo

Structural transformations in the theory of musical proportions

oabdounur@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2019-30 Sep 2019)

PhD

Climatic Effects: Architecture, Media, and the Planetary Imaginary

dabarber@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2019-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

Die merkwürdige Geschichte von Leonardo da Vincis "Codices Forster"

becchi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

TOPOI Research Group Leader (1 Nov 2012-31 Dec 2018)

Dipl. Phys.

buettner@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 May 2016-30 Sep 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 Jan 2017-30 Sep 2018)

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 Mar 2019)

PhD

The Anthropocene in Public Health

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (22 Aug 2018-5 Sep 2018)

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

In Camera Out / Camera obscura interactive database and timeline

mpablo@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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 (17 Jun 2018-21 Oct 2018)

PhD, Associate Professor, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, Israel

The 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 2018)

MA, Doctoral Student, Freie Universität Berlin

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

sfreyberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Aug 2016-31 Jul 2019)

PhD

mfriedrich@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2020)

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2020)

mgeller@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

Prof. Dr.

grasshoff@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (24 Feb 2016-31 Dec 2018)

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

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2016-31 Mar 2019)

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

(24 Sep 2018-7 Oct 2018)

Investigation into ancient calendars of Yizu彝族 and comparative studies of ancient calendars of Yizu and of other ancient civilizations

Visiting Scholar (1 Dec 2016-31 Dec 2019)

Dr. phil., Professor Emeritus

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

jhoyrup@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2023)

Predoctoral Fellow (1 May 2017-31 Dec 2018)

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

mjacoby@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (6 May 2017-31 May 2019)

PhD, Technische Universität Berlin, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

Practical Knowledge between Field and Laboratory

mjaehnert@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jan 2016-31 Jul 2019)

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.

bjohnson@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2011-31 Jan 2020)

Dr.

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

kant@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (4 Aug 2018-4 Sep 2018)

From sonar to quartz clock: technology and physics in war, academy and industry

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

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2018-15 Dec 2018)

PhD, Associate Professor of History, Dartmouth College

The Circulation of Astronomical Knowledge in the Mediterranean World, 1350-1650

rkremer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Jul 2013-31 Dec 2018)

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)

Machine Drawings

wlef@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (15 Feb 2018-15 Feb 2019)

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 2017-12 Mar 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

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 (15 Sep 2018-15 Dec 2018)

PhD

The commentary on the De Sphaera of Sacrobosco written by Francesco Capuano da Manfredonia

enenci@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (13 Sep 2018-13 Nov 2018)

PhD candidate, Philosophy Department, Stanford University

The Magnetical Philosophy from Gilbert to Newton

aaparker@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (7 Jan 2019-30 Jun 2019)

PhD, Professor, Institute of Philosophy, History of Literature, Science and Techology, Technische Universität Berlin

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 Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2018-31 Jan 2020)

PhD

The History of Black Holes

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2018)

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

Research Program Coordinator, Senior Research Scholar (1 Jul 2015-31 May 2019)

Dr.

History of the Max Planck Society

schmaltz@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2016-31 Oct 2018)

The Ain Juj Water Conduit – Hydraulics and Isotope Chemistry of Sinter Accumulation

Research Scholar (9 Nov 2015-30 Sep 2019)

PhD

Convivencia Project, Reformist Objects

eserrano@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2016-30 Apr 2019)

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

sieker@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (27 Aug 2018-28 Feb 2019)

Dr. phil.

Fossile Moderne–Technische Materialitäten und Zeitregimes im Anthropozän

bsteininger@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 Sep 2019)

PhD

The History of Energy Conservation as Agent of Energy Transition

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

Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Jul 2016-14 Jul 2020)

Dr. rer. nat.

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

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)

Dipl. Phys.

Research IT

dwinter@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de