Jochen Büttner currently investigates processes of innovation in the ancient world. A particular focus lies on the question which role knowledge played in these processes and, how in turn, innovation influenced the formation of theoretical bodies of knowledge.
He retains his longstanding interest in early modern mechanics. His main research theme in this area regards the role of so-called "challenging objects" as mediators between practical and theoretical knowledge in the early modern period.
Jochen Büttner has long been concerned with the use, theoretically as well as practically, of new electronic media in the history of science and, more generally, in the humanities. In this context, he has collaborated in, designed and directed a number of projects.
Eberle, O., Büttner, J., Kräutli, F., Müller, K.-R., Valleriani, M., & Montavon, G. (2020). Building and Interpreting Deep Similarity Models. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. doi:10.1109/TPAMI.2020.3020738.Read More
Büttner, J., Renn, J., & Schemmel, M. (2003). Exploring the limits of classical physics. Planck, Einstein and the structure of a scientific revolution. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 34B(1), 37-59. doi:10.1016/S1355-2198(02…Read More
Büttner, J. (2019). Swinging and rolling: unveiling Galileo’s unorthodox path from a challenging problem to a new science. Dordrecht: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-024-1594-0.Read More
Büttner, J., Renn, J., & Schemmel, M. (2018). The early history of weighing technology from the perspective of a theory of innovation. In R. Feldhay, J. Renn, M. Schemmel, & M. Valleriani (Eds.), Emergence and expansion of pre-classical…Read More