In an average year, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) hosts a total of 200–300 staff and researchers. This list comprises all researchers based at the Institute in 2019–20, as well as permanent staff. Approximately 75 short and long-term scholars work at the Institute at any given moment, from Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows (including Visiting Scholars and Fellows) to Senior Research Scholars. The Department and Research Groups' activities are supported by the Administration (headed by Claudia Paaß), by the Research Coordinator (Ohad Parnes), by the Library (headed by Esther Chen), by the Head of Cooperation and Communication (Hansjakob Ziemer), and by the Research IT Group and IT Support (headed by Jürgen Renn).

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A

Visiting Scholar (15 Nov 2019-15 Jan 2020)

PhD, Associate Professor of Musicology, The Netherlands

Instruments of God: Toward a Metaphysics of Music Theory

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

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

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2019-29 Feb 2020)

Engineered Modernity: A Critical History of Computing in People's Republic of China

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2019-31 Jul 2020)

PhD, Professor of Modern History and Head, Working Group in History of Science, University of Vienna, Austria

The Role of the MPG as a Scientific-political Actor in the Context of the German Unification Process since 1990

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-31 Dec 2019)

Dr.

The Physician's Album Amicorum: Humanist Cultures of Knowledge Networking

mavxentevskaya@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (2 Jan 2017-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

The Ontological Status of Geometrical Objects in the Commentary on the Elements of Euclid of Jaques Jacques Peletier du Mans (1517 -1882)

aaxworthy@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Welcome Office Administrator

aziz@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

B

Visiting Scholar (17 Jun 2019-16 Jun 2021)

A Cultural History of the End of Fossil Fuels

gabakke@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Oct 2014-31 May 2022)

PD Dr.

History of the Max Planck Society

jbalcar@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (19 Sep 2019-18 Mar 2020)

Two Ways of Experience in the Writing of Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

ybarash@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Apr-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

Climatic Effects: Architecture, Media, and the Planetary Imaginary

dabarber@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1-30 Sep 2019)

PhD, Professor, TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture

"It Was the Nightingale, Not the Jumbo": Acoustic Borderlands at Frankfurt Airport

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

Artist in Residence (1 Sep-31 Oct 2019)

Out of Place out of Time: Film Project

Research Scholar (1 Jul 2019-30 Jun 2020)

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung

Research Scholar, IT Architect (15 May 2017-31 Dec 2020)

MRes, MSc, MA, BSc

Research IT

pbelouin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

IT Support Main Contact

mberner@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Librarian

Special Collections and Institute’s Bibliography

bertram@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep-31 Oct 2019)

PhD, Full Professor of Science, Technology & Modern Culture, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASoS), Maastricht University

Hidden Ears: Wiretapping, Eavesdropping, and Analyzing Sonic Information, 1960s–the present

Research Group Leader (1 Nov 2017-31 Jan 2023)

PhD

ablum@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2017-31 Jul 2020)

PhD

Mapping the Arab City: Alexandria, Cairo and Tunis in the Early Modern Period

ebonhomme@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2019-31 Jul 2021)

PhD

The Emergence of Astro-Particle Physics

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov-31 Dec 2019)

PhD, Professor, KU Leuven

Visions and Experiments of Radiophonic Composing in the Weimar Republic

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Aug-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

Librarian

Copyright Clearance

urte@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (Since Apr 2012)

PD Dr. habil.

Visualizations of the Heavens and Their Material Cultures in Eurasia and North Africa (4,000 BCE–1700 CE)

brentjes@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep-31 Dec 2019)

Professor of Chinese History and Republic of China Chair, University of British Columbia

A Price History of Ming China

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

Dipl. Phys.

buettner@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

C

Visiting Student (16 Sep-13 Dec 2019)

Do the Machines Speak? Looking for a New Way of Understanding Animals in Historical Discourse

Research Scholar (Since Jan 2002)

Dr.

Research IT

casties@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Head of Library

MA, MA LIS

echen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Digital Content Curator (Since Jan 2014)

PhD

schen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

The Hebrew Translation of Euclid's Data

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Mar 2019-29 Feb 2020)

Visiting Scholar (15 Jul 2019-14 Jul 2020)

PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, National Tsing Hua University

A Comparative Study on the Knowledge Structures of Local Gazetteers

Administrative IT, IT Support

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

D

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jan-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

The Anthropocene in Public Health

fdabramo@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Director (Since Jul 1995)

PhD, Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago

Moral and Natural Orders, History of Scientific Data, Cognitive Practices of Science

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Apr-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

Mediterranean Nautical Cartography in Arabic and Ottoman Turkish: Islands or Gateways of Knowledge in the Sea of Transcultural and Translinguistic Translation Processes?

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul-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

Publication Manager

BA

divarci@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (16 Sep-18 Oct 2019)

Thema: Cartesian Cosmology in the Early Modern Period

mdobre@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (4 Nov-16 Dec 2019)

PhD, Associate Professor, Princeton University

Rosemarie Trockel’s Rorschach-Bilder

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-31 Dec 2020)

Definition and Division in Medieval Latin Commentaries on Aristotle’s De animalibus

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun-31 Dec 2019)

PhD, The Centre for Studies on China, Korea and Japan, CNRS-EHESS, Paris, France

Chinese Maps Collected by the MPIWG: Geo-Referencing and New Acquisitions

vdlichtmann@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2019)

PhD, Research Associate at Humboldt University, Matters of Activity: Image Space Material

Wild Silk of West Africa: Towards an Indigenous Science of Materials

ldouny@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

E

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 Postdoctoral Fellow (1-30 Jun 2018)

The Electronic Circuit as Post–Musical Score

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2019-31 Jan 2020)

PhD Candidate, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Meat, Cattle, and a Capital City: Slaughterhouses, Animals, and Meat Production in Rio de Janeiro during the Last Years of the Brazilian Empire

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2020)

Experience as a Way to Certain Knowledge in Islamic Thought

F

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

Visiting Scholar (2 Sep-31 Oct 2019)

PhD

The Environment of Note-Taking: Mining, ca. 1700-1900

Editorial Assistant (Since Oct 2004)

Dr.

fenger@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2019-31 Jan 2020)

Doctoral Student, Sydney University

Nature and Nation: Documentation and the Practice of "Natural History" at the Australian Museum, 1840–1890

jvfinney@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2019)

PhD, Associate Professor, Aalto University

The Uses and Abuses of Things: Reconceptualizing Technology-in-Use within the History of Technology

mfridlund@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2016-28 Feb 2025)

PhD

mfriedrich@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2019-31 Mar 2020)

The Classical Age of Quantum Gravity: from Dirac to Wheeler

sfurlan@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

G

Visiting Scholar (10 Sep-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)

Librarian

Interlibrary Loan

garske@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-30 Sep 2020)

PhD

The Introduction of Emergentist Concepts into the Final Theory Program

rgaudenzi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

Personnel (Students)

sgosdschick@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

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

Tuning the World: A Global History of Acoustics at the Crossroads of Aesthetics, Politics, Science and Industry (1834–1939)

fgribenski@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

H

Senior Research Scholar (1 Sep 2015-19 Aug 2021)

PhD

"Understanding the Anthropocene": The Level of the Sea

whardenberg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (15 Feb-15 Nov 2019)

PhD, Emeritus Professor of the History of Science & Technology, University of Manchester; Visiting Professor, Centre for History of Science, Technology & Medicine, Kings College, London

Rethinking the History of the Green Revolution

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Sep 2018-14 Sep 2020)

PhD

Changes, Continuities, and Innovations in Music Theory and Musical Thought in Early Medieval China, 316-581 CE

nhegesh@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

PhD

Mediterranean Nautical Cartography in Arabic and Ottoman Turkish: Islands or Gateways of Knowledge in the Sea of Transcultural and Translinguistic Translation Processes?

mherreracasais@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Librarian

Library Systems, Digitization, Reference Management

hinrich@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

Research Scholar, Communications Editor (Since Apr 2016)

MSc

Science in Society; Science Communication; Public Outreach

shood@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

(1 Nov 2019-31 Jan 2020)

The Formation of the Research Field of General Relativity—Social Networks and Semantic Modeling

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2020)

PhD

Biology for the Nation: The International Biological Program in South Korea and Taiwan during the Cold War Era, 1961-1975

jhyun@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

I

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2019-30 Jun 2020)

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

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2020)

PhD

Engineering Metropolis: Contagion, Capital, and the Making of British Colonial Cairo, 1882-1922

sismail@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

J

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Aug-31 Oct 2019)

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

mjacoby@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (19 Aug 2019-31 Mar 2020)

PhD, Technische Universität Berlin, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

The Birth of Quantum Mechanics from the Spirit of Radiation Theory Keywords: Correspondence Principle, Old Quantum Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Theory Development

mjaehnert@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 (24 Nov 2019-30 Jun 2020)

Dr. Benjamin Johnson

Thema: A short History and Future of Power-to-Gas

bjohnson@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (12 Aug 2018-31 Mar 2020)

Professor of History

The Max Planck Institutes and Early Postwar German Biochemical Research Networks

jjohnson@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (29 Nov-28 Dec 2019)

Touched Nature: A History of the Norwegian Leisure Cabin, 1850-2020

K

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

IT Researcher

MA

Event Recording, Reference Management, Media Library

kern@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Librarian

Interlibrary Loan

rkessentini@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 (1 Sep 2019-31 May 2020)

PhD, Professor of Religion, Central College, Iowa

"Experience" and "Perception" in Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin Philosophy

tkleven@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2014-31 Dec 2022)

Prof. Dr., Berlin Social Science Center

History of the Max Planck Society

Research Scholar (18 Aug 2014-31 Dec 2022)

Gender Issues in the Hierarchy of the Max Planck Society, 1948–1998

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

Personnel (Surnames L­-Z)

ckratochwil@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Group Leader (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2023)

PhD, Professor, TU Berlin

Knowledge Ensouled: Premodern Experience of the Natural World

kkrause@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

IT Researcher, Research Technology Officer (Since Aug 2016)

PhD

fkraeutli@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (6 Sep-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-31 Dec 2019)

The Discovery of the Plastisphere

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2017-31 Mar 2020)

PhD, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History

Geschichte der Rechtswissenschaften in der MPG

L

Research Scholar (1 Jul 2013-28 Feb 2021)

PhD

rlalli@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (23 Sep-31 Oct 2019)

Dr., MARKK - Museum am Rothenbaum, Hamburg

Coloured Maps from East Asia from the Museum am Rothenbaum in Hamburg: A Study of a Chinese Scroll Map entitled Tianxia yutu

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

MA, Doctoral Candidate, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

John Bulwer (1606–1656): On the Theatricality of Medical Knowledge; Ciphers, Sounds and Ear Trumpets: Acoustics and Espionage in England, 1655-1685

alaqua@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

IT Support

Visiting Scholar (16 May 2018-31 Dec 2020)

Extended Evolution Theory of Knowledge and Computational History

mlaubichler@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2019)

Departmental Assistant

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 Dec 2019)

PhD

Cosmochemistry and Astroparticle Research in the Max Planck Society

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 (1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2021)

The Role of Mathematics in the Final Theory Program

blessel@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (6 May-31 Dec 2019)

Hearing Causality? A Study of Secondary Sounds in the Psychological Laboratory

IT Developer (1 Oct 2018-30 Sep 2020)

Dr.

Sources for the Study of Chinese History

nylin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (10 Oct 2019-29 Feb 2020)

Text-to-Speech: Re-Embodying Voice, Disembodying Difference

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 (1 Oct-30 Nov 2019)

Chinese Local Geography before Local Gazetteers

alycas@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

M

Deputy Head of the Library

Acquisitions and Cataloguing

macphail@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Oct 2018-31 Mar 2020)

PhD, Juniorprofessorin Wissensgeschichte der Psychologie und Psychotherapie Universität zu Lübeck

Zwischen Psycho-Boom und Grundlagenforschung: Zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in der bundesdeutschen Psychotherapie und klinischen Psychologie (1945 – 2005)

lmalich@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2019-31 May 2020)

PhD, University of Maastricht

A Song for a Blue God: Essence, Embodiment, and Equity in Colour.

amamidipudi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2019-31 May 2020)

PhD, Associate Professor, Program in Science, Technology, and Society MIT, USA

African Chemistry: Science with an African Totem

ccmavhunga@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Dec 2019-30 Nov 2020)

Hortus Indicus Malalbaricus: The Euroasian Life of a Seventeenth-Century 'European' Botanical Classic

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 Jan-31 Jul 2017)

PhD, Associate Professor of History, Arizona State University

Infrastructures of Planning in Japanese Overseas Development

Visiting Scholar (1 Apr-31 Jul 2020)

im Rahmen des Projekts: Measuring the Earth “One of Geometry’s Nicest Application“: Digging the Georg-Tiefer Stollen (1771–1800)

tmorel@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2019)

PhD, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow

Medieval Ingenium: Knowledge, Experience, and Technology

jmorton@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct-31 Dec 2019)

PhD, Research Professor of History and Philosophy of Science

The Global History of the Swing

External Scientific Member (1 Aug 2018-1 Jun 2020)

PhD, Dr. phil., Professor of Greek Philology, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy

Commentaries on mathematical Texts in a Comparative Perspective

gmost@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

Predoctoral Research Fellow (1 Mar 2018-28 Feb 2021)

Emergence: Real or Apparent Opposition to the Final Theory?

ngargante@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

N

Executive Assistant

tneuendorf@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2019-30 Apr 2020)

Professor Dr., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Historisches Seminar der LMU

Kooperative Konkurrenz in Big Biology: Die Human Genome Organization (HUGO)

Senior Research Scholar (1 Sep 2015-26 Feb 2020)

PhD

Barren Structures: The Problem of Sterility in the Age of Plenty

tnovick@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

O

Senior Research Scholar (Since Jun 2005)

PD Dr.

The Science of Statistics and the Politics of Censustaking; Early Childhood Development Studies in Nineteenth–Century America

coertzen@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

Senior Research Scholar (1 Sep 2017-5 Sep 2020)

PhD

lonaga@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2019)

Die Allianz der Wissenschaftsorganisationen – Korporatismus in der bundesdeutschen Forschung zwischen Kooperation und Konkurren

vosganian@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Oct-31 Dec 2019)

Children of Science: Development, Psychology, and Visual Media Technology in Arnold Gesell's Developmental Psychology (1911–1953)

cossmer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

P

Head of Administration

paass@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Subject Librarian for Chinese Studies

Chinese Library Material

cpaethe@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Predoctoral Fellow (15 Sep 2017-14 Nov 2019)

MA, Doctoral Student, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Insects as Knowledge Goods and Global Commodities: Hans Sauter's Formosa Collections

kpannhorst@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2020)

Research Coordinator, Senior Research Scholar (Since Aug 2014)

PhD, Honorary Associate Professor

oparnes@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep-31 Oct 2018)

PhD, Alexander P. Misheff Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Paul E. Geier Director, Villa I Tatti, Florence, Italy

Architecture in Two Dimensions. From Drawing to Photography

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Jan-31 Oct 2019)

PhD candidate, University of Urbino

Mathematical Humanism in Urbino

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan-31 Dec 2019)

PhD, Research Fellow, Argentine National Council of Science (CONICET)

The Elk, the Tapir, their Hooves, and the Falling Sickness: A Story of Substitution, Trade, and Animal Medical Substances

podgorny@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Oct-15 Dec 2019)

PhD, Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Humboldt University of Berlin

Knowing the Shadow: The Experiential Dimension of Matter

npolloni@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (4 Oct-29 Nov 2019)

PhD

Empires of Knowledge: Colonial Patent Systems in the Atlantic World during the Industrial Age

R

Visiting Scholar (10 Dec 2019-9 Jan 2020)

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ragab

Communities of Knowledge-A New History of Premodern Science

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2019-30 Jun 2020)

The Forensics of Incorruption: Confessional Medicine and the Limits of Nature in Early Modern Europe, circa 1550-1680

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2014-31 Dec 2022)

Dr., Professor, Institute for Science and Technology Studies, University of Bielefeld

History of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

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

Visiting Scholar (16 Sep 2019-15 Mar 2020)

Assistant Professor, National Technical University of Athens

Nuclear Diplomacy and the IAEA

mrentetzi@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Emeritus Scientific Member (Since Feb 2014)

Dr., Honorarprofessor für Wissenschaftsgeschichte an der TU Berlin, Dr.h.c. ETH Zürich, MPIWG Director 1997-2014

Epistemology of Experimentation

rheinbg@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-31 Aug 2020)

PhD

A Transnational History of Mountaineering

croeder@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (8 Jan 2017-29 Feb 2020)

MA, Doctoral Candidate, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

After Mapping the Avant–Garde: Politics, Discourses and Technologies of the “New” in Postwar “New Music"

jromao@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Artist in Residence (1 Sep 2019-30 Jun 2020)

Informing Ethical Engineering—Mobilizing Histories of Science toward Ethical Material Choices

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2019)

Knowledge in and of the Anthropocene

rosol@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2018-31 Jan 2020)

The Particle Physics Tradition in the Final Theory Program

pdolano@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2019-31 Dec 2020)

Dr., Professor, University of Vienna

Track I oder Track II Diplomatie? Die Max–Planck–Gesellschaft und ihre internationalen wissenschaftlichen Beziehungen zwischen individuellem Engagement und administrativer Professionalität

Personnel (Surnames A-K)

ksachse@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Mar-30 Jun 2020)

Dr. Julia Sanchez-Dorado

Judgments of Similarity and Distortion in Geodesic Practices

Director (Since Apr 2013)

Dr., Professor, TU Berlin, FU Berlin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Histories of Planning

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2019)

ffschaefer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2019-31 Oct 2020)

Geschichte der Mathematik in der MPG

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 Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2020)

The Water City. The Political Epistemology of Hydrogeological Praxis

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Oct-31 Dec 2019)

Wissenschaftler zum Schreiben bringen. Verlagsberater zwischen Konferenz und Cocktailparty, 1927–1963

aschmidtke@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (14 Mar 2016-31 Dec 2022)

Dipl. Soz.

Bibliometrics in the History of Science

schoepfl@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Feb 2018-31 Jan 2022)

Dr. phil.

Vom Zählen und Vergleichen: Die Personalstatistik der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

jscholz@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (15 Jan 2018-31 Mar 2020)

Prof. Dr.

Nach Heimpel. Das Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte im historischen Kontext. Zwischen Sozialgeschichte, Historischer Anthropologie und neuer Globalgeschichte.

pschoettler@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (8 May 2017-28 Feb 2020)

Theater Exhibitions, Exhibition Media, and the Humanities around 1900

lschuessler@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant (1 Apr 2019-31 Mar 2021)

Librarian

Interlibrary Loan

schwerdt@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2019-31 Jan 2020)

PhD Candidate, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta

A History of Electrification in India: 1890s–1980s

Research Scholar (9 Nov 2015-31 Mar 2020)

PhD

Convivencia Project, Reformist Objects

eserrano@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-31 Dec 2019)

PhD

Public Health, Modern Agriculture, and Wars Against Insect Enemies: Pest Control and the Making of Applied Entomology in Modern China, 1915-1960

yshen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2019-31 Aug 2020)

PhD

Early Histories of Plants from the Americas in the Early Modern Ottoman World

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2016-30 Apr 2020)

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

sieker@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Rathenau Senior Fellow (1 Feb 2019-31 Dec 2020)

PhD

History of Science after 1800: Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Philosophy; History of Technology: Electric Power, Energy and Power, Technological Systems, Technology in Museums; History of Biotechnology: Databases, Civil Liberties, Stock Market, Bioethics

Visiting Scholar (1 Apr 2019-31 May 2020)

Full professor, Alberta Medical Foundation and Hannah Professor in the History of Medicine and Health Care, University of Calgary, Canada

"Wir wussten gar nicht mehr, wie das geht — Forschung". Über den Wiederanschluss der neurowissenschaftlichen Forschung in der MPG an die Weltspitze

fstahnisch@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Aug 2014-31 May 2022)

Dr.

How the Max Planck Society Generated New Knowledge in the Field of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science

tsteinhauser@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

IT Support Main Contact

jsteinhoff@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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

Dr. phil.

Fossil Modernity

bsteininger@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Apr-30 Jun 2020)

PhD, The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University

Mathematics, Natural Law, and the Construction of Spacetime

Editorial Assistant (1 Aug 2016-29 Feb 2020)

ksturge@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Nov 2018-15 May 2020)

PhD

Different Culture, Different Climate? Seeking Cultural Cifferences in the Climate Knowledge and Ideas

msun@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2017-31 Dec 2019)

Geschichte der Quantengravitation

ksundermeyer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2021)

Engendering Wildlife and Whiteness: Elephants, Ivory, and Zoos (1870s–1940s)

szczygielska@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2019-29 Feb 2020)

The Coimbra Commentaries’ Doctrine of Sense Perception

ytao@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct-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

Postdoctoral Fellow (9 Sep 2019-8 Sep 2020)

PhD

DFG-Project: Mediterranean and Nautical Cartography in Arabic and Ottoman Turkish: Islands or Gateways of Knowledge in the Sea of Transcultural and Translinguistic Translation Processes?

Research Group Leader (1 Mar 2015-28 Feb 2020)

Dr., Professor for the History of Knowledge, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The Making of Acoustics in Sixteenth to Nineteenth-Century Europe

tkaczyk@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (1 Mar 2017-31 May 2022)

Dr. phil.

History of the Behavioral Sciences, Neuroscience and the Cognitive Sciences (BNC) in the Max Planck Society

stopp@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2019)

Prof. Dr., Deutsches Museum, Munich

Die Allianz der Wissenschaftsorganisationen – Korporatismus in der bundesdeutschen Forschung zwischen Kooperation und Konkurrenz

htrischler@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

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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 Predoctoral Fellow (24 Jul 2017-28 Feb 2020)

Harmonies at Work: Musical Instruments and the Transfer of Knowledge in Early Acoustics

lmiesen@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (6 May-31 Dec 2019)

PhD, SPHERE Université Paris Diderot, Paris

Sonus ex machina: Religion, Media and Technologies of Sound

Visiting Scholar (14 Jun-31 Dec 2019)

PhD, University Professorial Fellow, Charles Darwin University

Theory as "A Plan"—Asking about the Effects of Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox in Analytic Work

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

Research Scholar (1 Nov 2014-31 May 2022)

PD Dr.

The History of the Life Sciences in the Max Planck Society: Forms of Knowledge Production and Regulation in a Changing World

schwerin@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 May 2019-30 Apr 2020)

PDr., Historisches Seminar, LMU München

Kooperative Konkurrenz in Big Biology: Die Human Genome Organization (HUGO)

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Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Jan-30 Nov 2019)

PhD

Breathing Between Laboratory and Clinic, 1885-1968

Research Scholar, IT Project Manager (15 May 2017-31 Dec 2020)

swang@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

Departmental Assistant

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (18 Jun 2018-29 Feb 2020)

Dr. Des.

Geräuschkulissen und strategische Kriegsführung: Militärisch-künstlerische Wissensformationen

hwiemer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (23 Sep-31 Oct 2019)

Doctoral Candidate, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

The Role of the Senses in Albert's Doctrine of Noetic Development

Research Scholar (Since Jan 2000)

Dr.-Ing.

Research IT

dwinter@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2018-30 Apr 2020)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin Dahlem

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Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-31 Aug 2020)

PhD candidate, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg University

Reaping the Benefits of Water—The Political Epistemologies of Water in Imperial China

cxu@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

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Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Aug-31 Dec 2019)

MA, Doctoral Student, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Patronage, Politics and Astral Sciences in the Mongol Empire (1206-1368)

Visiting Scholar (21 Mar-31 Dec 2019)

PhD, Professor, Department of History, Research Institute for Pre-modern Chinese History Zhejiang University, Hangzhou

The Chang of Chinese Traditional General Maps: A Study on Two General Maps of the Late Qing Empire

yyang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

IT Developer (20 Mar 2017-19 Mar 2021)

cyeh@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Research Scholar (15 Mar 2018-12 Apr 2020)

PhD

Empire, Nature and Pharmacology in the Ottoman World, 1400-1800

snyildiz@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Z

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2023)

PhD, Full Professor

bzhang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Departmental Assistant

dzhang@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jun-30 Nov 2019)

PhD candidate, Columbia University

Dissecting Sight: Eye Surgery and Vision in Early Modern Europe

Senior Research Scholar, Head of Cooperation and Communication (Since Jan 2008)

Dr.

Outreach and Cooperation

hjziemer@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Travel Office Administrator

jzimmermann@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de