Christoph Lehner

Research Scholar
Research Scholars are early career scholars who have ordinarily already had at least one postdoctoral fellowship or equivalent academic experience. This is the equivalent of an entry-level academic position (e.g. assistant professor in North America, Lecturer in the United Kingdom, Maître de conférences in France). These scholars carry considerable responsibilities (no more than 30% of their time) within their research unit.
Department I
PhD
Residence:
January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2016
Profile

Research Interests:

History and philosophy of modern physics.

Current Work:

History of analytic mechanics, quantum theory and statistical mechanics. History of the interpretation debates about quantum mechanics.

Curriculum Vitae:

2013 - 2016
DFG project: The Finale of Antiquity: The Analytic Turn of Classical Mechanics.
Member of the DFG Collaborative Research Group 644: Transformations of Antiquity.

2012 - 2015
German Israeli Foundation project: Probability in Classical and Quantum Mechanics

2006 - 2012 
Coordinator, project on history and foundations of quantum physics.

2003 - 2005
Scientific Advisor, Exhibit “Einstein, Engineer of the Universe.”  

2000 - 2003
Senior Research Fellow, Einstein Papers Project, California Institute of Technology. 

1998 - 2000
Senior Assistant Editor, Einstein Papers Project, Boston University. 

1997 - 1998
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington. 

1997 
Ph.D., Stanford University.

Selected publications

Lehner, C., & Wendt, H. (2015). Mechanik in der Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes. Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte. View View

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Janssen, M., & Lehner, C. (Eds.). (2014). The Cambridge companion to Einstein. New York: Cambridge University Press.

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Lehner, C. (2014). Einstein's realism and his critique of quantum mechanics. In M. Janssen, & C. Lehner (Eds.), The Cambridge companion to Einstein (pp. 306-353). New York: Cambridge University Press.

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Katzir, S., Lehner, C., & Renn, J. (Eds.). (2013). Traditions and transformations in the history of Quantum Physics: HQ-3 Third International Conference on the History of Quantum Physics, Berlin, June 28 - July 2, 2010. Berlin: Edition Open Access.

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Lehner, C., Renn, J., & Schemmel, M. (Eds.). (2012). Einstein and the changing worldviews of physics. Boston [u.a.]: Birkhäuser.

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Lehner, C. (2011). Mathematical foundations and physical visions: Pascual Jordan and the field theory program. In K.-H. Schlote, & M. Schneider (Eds.), Mathematics meets physics: a contribution to their interaction in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century (pp. 271-293). Frankfurt am Main: Deutsch.

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Joas, C., & Lehner, C. (2009). The classical roots of wave mechanics: Schrödinger's transformations of the optical-mechanical analogy. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 40(4), 338-351.

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Joas, C., Lehner, C., & Renn, J. (Eds.). (2008). HQ-1: Conference on the History of Quantum Physics (Vols. I & II). Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte. View View

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Lehner, C. (2005). Einstein and the principle of general relativity, 1916-1921. In A. J. Kox, & J. Eisenstaedt (Eds.), The universe of general relativity (pp. 103-108). Boston [u.a.]: Birkhäuser.

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Lehner, C. (2010). O realismo de Einstein e sua crítica da Mecânica Quântica. In O. Freire Jr., O. Pessoa Jr., & J. L. Bromberg (Eds.), Teoria Quântica: estudos históricos e implicações culturais (pp. 181-228). Campina Grande: Editora da Universidade Estadual da Paraíba; Livraria da física.

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Freire, O., & Lehner, C. (2010). 'Dialectical materialism and modern physics,' an unpublished text by Max Born. Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, 64(2), 155-162.

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Lehner, C., Renn, J., & Schemmel, M. (Eds.). (2012). Einstein and the changing worldviews of physics. Boston [u.a.]: Birkhäuser.

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Presentations
16 July, 2015.
HQ4. Fourth Conference on History of Quantum Physics. Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain)
Dynamics of Umdeutung: From the Kronig-letter to Matrix Mechanics
May 2013
The Conceptual Development of Quantum Physics: Seven Pines Symposium XVII, Minnesota.
The quantum mechanics that no one remembers.
April 2011
New Directions in the Foundations of Physics, Washington, DC.
The Prehistory of Entanglement, 1926–35.
July 2010
HQ3. Third International Conference on the History of Quantum Physics. MPIWG, Berlin.
The Resolution of the Particle-Wave Dualism: Pascual Jordan and the Quantum Field Theory Program.
Teaching activities
WS 2012/13
FU BerlinKlassiker und Revolutionäre. Probleme der modernen Physik in Originaltexten
SS 2008
FU BerlinGeschichte der Quantentheorie