Mediathek Event
May 17, 2019
25 Years of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Turns 25!
Looking back on an eventful quarter of a century, we celebrated this auspicious occasion with scholars, staff, and friends past and present.

14:30 Welcome

15:00 Keynote: “Berlin Reflections”

16:30 Views from around the World

16:45 Reception


Photograph Gallery

Please click the image below to start the slideshow


Photo credits: Tanja Neuendorf | Arne Sattler

MPIWG Alumni Video Greetings

We asked MPIWG alumni from around the world to send us their 25th anniversary wishes as short video clips! Watch the video here or by clicking on the YouTube link at the end of this page.


  1. Erika Milam (Dept. II)
  2. Henning Schmidgen (Dept. Rheinberger)
  3. Qun Che (Dept. III)
  4. Robert Schulmann (Dept. I)
  5. Jonathan Sterne (RG Acoustics)
  6. Surekha Davies (Dept. II)
  7. John Norton (Dept. I)
  8. David Bello (Dept. III)  
  9. Karine Chemla (Dept. II)
  10. Albert Presas I Puig (Dept. I)
  11. Montserrat de Pablo (Dept. I)
  12. Lino Camprubi (Dept. II/RG Acoustics)
  13. Michael Stanley-Baker (Dept. III)
  14. Patricia Fara (Dept. II)
  15. Michael Gordin (Dept. II)
  16. Diana Buchwald (Dept. I)
  17. Christian de Pee (Dept. III)
  18. Roland Wittje (RG Acoustics)
  19. Nelia Dias (Dept. II)
  20. Michel Janssen (Dept. I)
  21. John DiMoia (Dept. III)
  22. Thomas Sturm (Dept. II)
  23. Lobsang Yongdan (Dept. III)
  24. Pamela Smith (Multiple Departments)
  25. Zhang Baichun (Dept. I)
  26. Raviv Ganchrow (RG Acoustics)
  27. Uljana Feest (Dept. Rheinberger)
  28. Sebastian Felten (Dept. II)
  29. Yan Gao (Dept. III)
  30. Pietro Omodeo (Dept. I)
  31. Staffan Müller-Wille (Dept. Rheinberger)
  32. Mara Mills (RG Acoustics)
  33. Tina Asmussen (Dept. I/RG Dupre)
  34. Fernando Vidal (Dept. II)

Thank you to all the participants for their wonderful video messages!

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25 Years of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Alumni Greetings