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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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Departmental Assistant

bvmallinckrodt@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant

Departmental Assistant (Since Apr 2019)

Researchers 2020-21

Visiting Scholar (2 Jan 2017-31 Dec 2021)

PhD

(1) The Transmission of Cosmological Conceptions in the Paduan Sacrobosco Tradition from the Fifteenth to the Sixteenth Century (2) The Status of Motion in Geometry in the Sixteenth-Century Euclidean tradition

aaxworthy@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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 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

Research Fellow (1 Jan 2019-30 Nov 2021)

Dr.

buettner@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2016-30 Apr 2022)

PhD

Natural Philosophy in the Polemics of the Muslims of Medieval Iberia

mcolominasaparicio@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jan 2019-31 Dec 2020)

PhD

The Anthropocene in Public Health

fdabramo@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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,

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

rfeldhay@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

MA, Doctoral Student, Freie Universität Berlin

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 (19 Aug 2019-31 Aug 2021)

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

Transmission of Scientific Knowledge in Old Church Slavonic

fbgeller@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

Research Scholar (1 Sep 2012-1 Jan 2025)

Dr.

Popularization of Science and Technology in Postwar Italy

dgermanese@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

Prof. Dr.

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

Prof. Dr.

grasshoff@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2020-31 Aug 2021)

The Treadmill of Protection: Evaluating the Social Costs of Saving Disappearing Coasts

ipgray@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

Visiting 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 Jul 2021)

thollerbach@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Dec 2016-31 Dec 2021)

Dr. phil., Professor Emeritus, Roskilde University

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)

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 (1 Jan 2016-31 Dec 2023)

PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow Abt. III im Projekt: "Visualization and Material Cultures of the Heavens: Image Database Eurasia and North Africa (4000 BCE-1700 CE)"

ajerratsch@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (24 Nov 2019-30 Jun 2021)

Dr.

A Short History and Future of Power-to-Gas

bjohnson@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Jun 2011-31 Dec 2021)

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 (1 Sep 2020-31 Aug 2021)

Redefining the Second: Astronomy, Physics, Technology and Philosophy in the Twentieth Century

Research Scholar (1 Feb 2020-30 Apr 2020)

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

klein@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Jul 2013-28 Feb 2021)

PhD

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 Mar 2006-28 Feb 2021)

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 (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

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-28 Feb 2021)

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

rmousavi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2020-31 Dec 2022)

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 Postdoctoral Fellow (6 Apr 2020-31 Mar 2021)

The Printing-press and the European Academic Milieu: 1470–1650 Defining Modes of Interaction and Scientific Exchange in the World of Printed Words

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2021)

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2020-31 Jan 2026)

grispoli@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2019-30 Sep 2021)

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

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

PhD

The History of Black Holes

calmeida@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2022)

Knowledge in and of the Anthropocene

rosol@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jan 2020-31 Oct 2020)

Conceptions of Astrology among Parisian scholars (1600–1680)

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 Scholar (1 Apr 2019-14 May 2021)

Dr.

History of Biomedical and Clinical Research at the Max Planck Society

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 Predoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2021)

The Water City. The Political Epistemology of Hydrogeological Praxis

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2020-28 Feb 2021)

PhD

Circulating Gender in the Global Enlightenment: Ideas, Networks, Agencies

eserrano@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (19 May 2020-1 May 2022)

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

sieker@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (15 Aug 2020-31 Aug 2021)

Towards a Global History of the 1919 Total Solar Eclipse

asimoes@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2020-31 Dec 2022)

Dr. phil.

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

bsteininger@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 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 Apr 2021)

Dr. rer. nat.

Methoden zur Analyse eines Textkorpus

mvogl@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting 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 Jul 2020-30 Jun 2022)

Zum Epistemologischen Status der "Messung"

Visiting Student (15 Jan 2021-15 Jun 2021)

The Luke Effect: Recognition and the Legacy of Women in Science

Visiting 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

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