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 2020–21, 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).


Lise Meitner Research Group Leader (1 Jan 2020-28 Feb 2025)


China in the Global System of Science

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Mar 2020-31 Jul 2021)

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

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2019-30 Sep 2021)


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

Visiting Scholar (2 Jan 2017-31 Dec 2021)


(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

Welcome Office Administrator


Visiting Scholar (17 Jun 2019-16 Jun 2021)

A Cultural History of the End of Fossil Fuels

Research Scholar (1 Oct 2014-31 May 2022)

PD Dr.

History of the Max Planck Society

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2020-31 Dec 2022)


Leonardo da Vinci’s Forster Codices and Their Interpreters. Historical and Palaeographical Issues

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2019-31 Mar 2021)


Das Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung im Kontext der Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Research Scholar, IT Architect (15 May 2017-1 Jan 2048)

MRes, MSc, MA, BSc

Research IT


Special Collections and Institute’s Bibliography

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


Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2017-31 Dec 2020)


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

Visiting Scholar (1 Aug 2019-31 Jul 2021)


The Emergence of Astro-Particle Physics

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2020-31 May 2021)

Konkurrenz um Deutungshoheit in kooperativen Gremien. Bioethische Debatten und politische Regulierung der Lebenswissenschaften (1980er Jahre)


Copyright Clearance

Media Officer (1 Apr 2020-31 Mar 2022)


Multimedia Production, Video and Audio Communication

Departmental Assistant (1 Jun 2020-28 Feb 2025)


Research Fellow (1 Jan 2019-30 Nov 2021)



Research Scholar (Since Jan 2002)


Research IT

Visiting Scholar (21 Sep 2020-31 May 2022)

Prof. Dr.

History of Experience of the Aristotelian and Medical Traditions in Antiquity

Head of Library


Digital Content Curator (Since Jan 2014)


Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jun-30 Sep 2020)


Experience and Observation in Narboni's Commentaries on Maimonides' Treatises

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2020-31 Aug 2021)

The Reforms of the National Science System of China—Global Models and National Interpretations

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Jan-14 Jul 2021)

CRISPR/Cas9 Ethics and Values in China: A Tool to Improve Population Quality?

Administrative IT, IT Support

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2020-30 Sep 2021)

Child Development and its Histories

Visiting Scholar (1 May 2016-30 Apr 2022)


Natural Philosophy in the Polemics of the Muslims of Medieval Iberia

Research Scholar (1 Mar 2019-28 Feb 2021)


Kunstwissenschaft c. 1900 as a "Transcultural" View of Art 'avant la lettre'


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


The Anthropocene in Public Health

Director (Since Jul 1995)

PhD, Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago/MPIWG Director 1995–2019

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

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov-31 Dec 2020)

Mathematics, the Body and the Soul: Nicolaus Steno and the Search for Certainty in the 17th Century

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

The Problem of Cosmology—On the Challenges of Cosmological Inquiry; Some Lessons from Modern Physics

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2020-1 Sep 2021)

School Library Book Collections in Ming, Qing, and Republican China

Publication Manager


Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2021)

Definition and division in medieval Latin commentaries on Aristotle’s Historia animalium and De partibus animalium

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2019-31 Dec 2021)


Chinese maps collected by the MPIWG

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Nov 2020-31 Oct 2023)

An Interplay between Chinese Traditional Healing and Modern Medicine from the 18th to Early 20th Century


Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2020-30 Jun 2023)

Ivory Icebreakers: Ambition and Ambivalence among Chinese Polar Researchers

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2006-31 Jan 2021)


Gespaltene Vernunft (Teil 2), Buchprojekt

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2021)

Experience as a Way to Certain Knowledge in Islamic Thought


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

Editorial Assistant (Since Oct 2004)


Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 May-30 Sep 2020)

Sums Over

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

MA, Doctoral Student, Freie Universität Berlin

Political Epistemology – Theory and Editorial Project

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2016-28 Feb 2025)


Predoctoral Fellow (1 Apr 2019-31 Mar 2022)

The Classical Age of Quantum Gravity: from Dirac to Wheeler


Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (19 Aug 2019-31 Aug 2021)


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)


Interlibrary Loan

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2018-31 May 2021)


Concepts from mesoscopic physics in particle physics. Unveiling a success story in modern and contemporary science

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

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2022)

PhD, Professor, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies University College London

Ancient Jewish Medicine

Research Scholar (1 Sep 2012-1 Jan 2025)


Popularization of Science and Technology in Postwar Italy

Editorial Assistant (1 Oct 2020-30 Sep 2027)

Personnel (Students)

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

Prof. Dr.

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

Prof. Dr.

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

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

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Jul 2020-31 Mar 2021)

Climate Change Adaptation in China’s Agriculture—The Production and Role of Local Environmental Knowledge


Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Nov 2020-14 Nov 2021)

Scientific Journals and the Transparency of Research: From 20th Century to Open Science

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


"Understanding the Anthropocene": The Level of the Sea

Visiting Scholar (4 Aug-4 Dec 2020)

Frailties of the Green Revolution: On Transferring Agricultural Technology from Temperate to Tropical Zones

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Oct 2020-31 Oct 2021)

Power/Ignorance and the Role of the History of Economic Thought in the Energy Impasse

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jun 2020-31 Aug 2021)

The Rhythms of War and Farming in Early Modern China and Korea

Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Sep 2020-14 Sep 2021)


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


Library Systems, Digitization, Reference Management

Visiting Scholar (24 Feb 2016-31 Dec 2022)

Prof. Dr. emeritus

Geschichte der Physikalisch-Technischen Reichsanstalt

Research Scholar (1 Aug 2020-31 Jul 2021)

Research Scholar, Press & Communications Manager (Since Apr 2016)


Science in Society; Science Communication; Public Outreach

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Dec 2020)


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

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


Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep-31 Dec 2020)


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

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2023)


Writing Histories of Greek Philosophy in the Islamicate World


Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Jun-31 Dec 2020)

PhD, Technische Universität Berlin, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

The Birth of Quantum Mechanics from the Spirit of Radiation Theory

Visiting Scholar (1 Dec 2019-30 Nov 2022)

Publication Project: How Einstein Found His Field Equations: A Source Book.

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jan 2016-31 Dec 2023)


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

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (31 Jan-30 Sep 2020)

Experience of Soul and Body in the Chinese Jesuit Sciences, 1583-1683

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


A Short History and Future of Power-to-Gas

Visiting Scholar (4 May-31 Dec 2020)

Professor of History

The Max Planck Institutes and Early Postwar German Biochemical Research Networks

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2020-31 Aug 2021)

Comparative Ancient Medicine


Research Scholar (1 Jun 2011-31 Dec 2021)


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

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2020-31 Aug 2021)

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

IT Researcher


Event Recording, Reference Management, Media Library


Interlibrary Loan

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct-31 Dec 2020)

Role of the Animals in Bohai and Jurchen Societies (on the Base of Studies of the Archeological Materials from Medieval Sites in the Russian Far East)

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Feb 2020-14 May 2021)


Konkurrenz um Deutungshoheit in kooperativen Gremien. Bioethische Debatten und politische Regulierung der Lebenswissenschaften (1980er Jahre)

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 Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jun-31 Dec 2020)

Ownership of Knowledge: Beyond IP

Visiting Scholar (1 Jun 2020-28 Feb 2021)

Meat Consumption and Breeding of Cows in Late-Nineteenth Century Japan

Research Scholar (1 Jun 2020-31 May 2022)

Honorary Research Fellow, Department of History, University of Nottingham

American Science as a Challenge for the MPS, 1950s–1990s: Mutual Perceptions, Channels of Influence, and Strategies for Internationalization

Personnel (Surnames L­-Z)

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

PhD, Professor, TU Berlin

Knowledge Ensouled: Premodern Experience of the Natural World


Research Scholar (1 Jul 2013-28 Feb 2021)


Visiting Scholar (15 Aug 2020-14 Feb 2021)

Colouring Maps in East Asia

Visiting Scholar (16 May 2018-31 Dec 2022)

Analyzing the Patterns and Mechanisms Driving the Great Acceleration of the Anthropocence

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2018-31 May 2022)

Departmental Assistant

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2006-28 Feb 2021)

Dr., Außerordentlicher Professor an der Freien Universität Berlin

Machine Drawings

Visiting Scholar (1 Feb 2017-31 Jan 2023)


Instrument Earth: Geohistories of 20th Century Astrophysics and Particle Physics

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2019-30 Jun 2022)

PhD, Dept. of History University College London

Technologies of Health c. 1450-1750

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2021)

The Role of Mathematics in the Final Theory Program

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Feb 2018-31 Dec 2022)


Sounding the Depths of Providence: On Mineral (Re)generation and Human-Environment Interaction in the Early Modern Period


Deputy Head of the Library

Acquisitions and Cataloguing

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (4 May 2020-31 Dec 2021)

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)

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Jun-31 Dec 2020)

Ownership of Knowledge: Beyond IP

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (17 Aug 2020-16 Feb 2021)

Ethics and Values in China’s Pursuit of Artificial Intelligence—“Chinese Characteristics” or/and “Shared Future for Mankind"?

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 May 2020-31 Aug 2021)

PhD, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

Medieval Ingenium: Knowledge, Experience, and Technology

External Scientific Member (1 Jun 2020-31 May 2022)

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

External Scientific Member

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-28 Feb 2021)

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

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Mar 2018-28 Feb 2021)

Emergence: Real or Apparent Opposition to the Final Theory?


Executive Assistant

IT Developer (1 Nov 2020-31 Dec 2022)

Wissenschaftliche Softwareentwicklung im Forschungsprogramm zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (GMPG)

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2020-31 Dec 2022)

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2020-30 Sep 2023)

Agricultural Uses of Alchemy in Early Modern Europe

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Aug 2020-31 Aug 2023)

Agricultural Uses of Alchemy in Early Modern Europe

Senior Research Scholar (1 Sep 2015-28 Feb 2023)


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


Principal Investigator (Since Jun 2005)

Prof. Dr.

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

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2018-31 Jan 2026)

Prof. Dr.

The Water City: The Political Epistemology of Hydrogeological Praxis

Senior Research Scholar (Since Sep 2017)


Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (15 Jul 2020-30 Jun 2021)

Kinder der Wissenschaft. Entwicklung, Psychologie und visuelle Medientechnologie bei Arnold Gesell (1911-1953)

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


Head of Administration

Subject Librarian for Chinese Studies

Chinese Library Material

Predoctoral Fellow (15 Sep 2017-30 Jun 2021)

MA, Doctoral Student, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

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

Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2021)

Research Coordinator, Senior Research Scholar (Since Aug 2014)

PhD, Honorary Associate Professor


Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (18 Nov 2019-2 Aug 2021)

Communication with (Extra)Terrestrial Intelligence: Science Diplomacy during the Cold War (1960 - 1976)

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Oct 2019-31 Dec 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

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

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2020-31 Jan 2026)

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (10 Aug 2020-31 Aug 2021)

Effective Theories: Past, Present, and Beyond

Visiting Scholar (24 Aug 2020-30 Jun 2021)

Communication in Early Modern Eurasia: Translation, Memory, and Power

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)


The History of Black Holes

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2017-31 Jul 2021)


Vertical World: Politics, Nature and Climbing in the Twentieth Century

Research Scholar (1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2022)

Knowledge in and of the Anthropocene

Research Scholar (1 Feb 2018-31 Jan 2023)

The Particle Physics Tradition in the Final Theory Program


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)

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jan-31 Oct 2020)

Conceptions of Astrology among Parisian scholars (1600–1680)

Director (Since Apr 2013)

Dr., Professor, TU Berlin, FU Berlin, Tianjin University

Histories of Planning

Visiting Scholar (1 Nov 2019-31 Jan 2021)

Geschichte der Mathematik in der MPG

Research Scholar, Group Leader (Since Jul 2003)


Long-term Development of Spatial Cognition; History of Early Modern Mechanics; History of Modern Physics and Astronomy; History of Chinese Science

Research Scholar (1 Apr 2019-14 May 2021)


History of Biomedical and Clinical Research at the Max Planck Society

Research Program Coordinator, Senior Research Scholar (1 Jul 2015-31 Dec 2022)


History of the Max Planck Society

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

The Water City. The Political Epistemology of Hydrogeological Praxis

Research Scholar (1 Sep 2020-14 Sep 2023)

Chinese Ideas of Africa in an Age of Global Expansion

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2020-31 Aug 2021)

Working Lives in the Early Ming

Visiting Scholar (14 Mar 2016-31 Dec 2022)

Dipl. Soz.

Bibliometrics in the History of Science

Research Scholar (1 Feb 2018-31 May 2022)

Dr. phil.

Sozialgeschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft 1948–2002

Visiting Scholar (4 May 2020-31 Dec 2021)

Prof. Dr.

Humanwissenschaften in der MPG, zwischen geisteswissenschaftlicher Tradition und sozialwissenschaftlicher Moderne

Departmental Assistant

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jul 2020-15 Mar 2021)

The Use and Reuse of Paper in the Humanities

Departmental Assistant (Since Apr 2019)


Interlibrary Loan

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


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

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2019-31 Aug 2021)


From Hispaniola to Istanbul: Plants, Trade, and Knowledge Between the Americas and the Early Modern Ottoman World

Visiting Scholar (19 May 2020-1 May 2022)

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

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


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 (15 Aug 2020-31 Aug 2021)

Towards a Global History of the 1919 Total Solar Eclipse

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Feb 2021-31 Jan 2022)

Carbon Cosmotechnics

Visiting Scholar (1 Apr 2019-30 Apr 2021)

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

Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2020-30 Jun 2021)

The Natural Sciences in Morocco in the 17th-18th Century

Research Scholar (1 Aug 2014-31 May 2022)


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

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

Dr. phil.

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

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep-30 Nov 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

Visiting Scholar (15 Jul 2020-28 Feb 2021)

The Merton Project: Science and Political Regimes in the 21st Century

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jun 2020-31 May 2023)

Internationalization vs. Centralized Control? Managing Research Talent “with Chinese Characteristics”

Editorial Assistant (1 Mar 2020-31 Oct 2023)


Premodern Sciences of Soul & Body

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Nov 2018-31 Oct 2023)


Chinese climate knowledge in local agricultural practice: a study on Yueling and Qihou discourse in agriculture books and local gazetteers

Postdoctoral Fellow (1 Sep 2018-31 Aug 2021)

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


Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Mar 2020-31 Oct 2023)

The Coimbra Commentaries' Doctrine of Sense Perception

Postdoctoral Fellow (9 Sep 2019-31 Dec 2020)


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?

Visiting Scholar (1 Mar 2020-28 Feb 2021)

Thinking with Sound: New Agendas in the Sciences and Humanities around 1900

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

Research Scholar (15 Jan 2018-25 Nov 2026)


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

Predoctoral Fellow (1 May 2020-30 Jun 2021)

Collecting Ears: Marin Mersenne and the Study of Music in Early Modern Europe

Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Jul 2016-14 Apr 2021)

Dr. rer. nat.

Methoden zur Analyse eines Textkorpus

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

Visiting Scholar (1 Jul 2020-30 Jun 2022)

Zum Epistemologischen Status der "Messung"

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

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (15 Oct 2020-31 Mar 2021)

PDr., Historisches Seminar, LMU München

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

Visiting Student (15 Jan-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

Research Officer (15 May 2017-31 Dec 2027)

Research Officer / Wissenschaftlicher Referent in Abt. III

Research Scholar (2 Oct 2017-28 Feb 2023)


Coal: A Global Object of Knowledge; Métissage: A Problem of European History

Departmental Assistant

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jun 2020-31 May 2021)

Dissecting Sight: Eye Surgery and Vision in Early Modern Europe

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (20 Aug 2020-31 Mar 2021)

Dr. Des.

Store and Retrieve. Reorganizing Libraries and Book Flows in Post-War Germany

Research Scholar (Since Jan 2000)


Research IT

Research Scholar (1 Nov 2020-31 Oct 2021)


Research Fellow (1 Nov 2018-31 Aug 2023)


Reaping the Benefits of Water - The Political Epistemologies of Water in Imperial China.


Visiting Scholar (1 Sep 2020-31 Aug 2021)

Zhu Yuanzhang and the Nanjing City Wall

Postdoctoral Fellow (16 Nov 2020-15 Nov 2023)


Heavenly Knowledge, World Empire

Predoctoral Fellow (1 Mar 2020-31 Aug 2021)

Computer-aided Approaches to Study of the Japanese Buddhist World Maps of the 14th to 19th Century

Visiting Scholar (1 Jan 2020-31 May 2021)


A Study on the Commercial General Maps in the Late Qing Dynasty

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Aug-31 Dec 2020)

Trust and Perspectivalism in the History of Epistemology

IT Developer (20 Mar 2017-19 Mar 2021)


Visiting Scholar (1 Oct 2019-30 Sep 2023)

PhD, Full Professor

Departmental Assistant

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (1 Jun 2019-31 May 2021)

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)


Outreach and Cooperation

Travel Office Administrator