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Jochen Büttner

Research Scholar (Nov 2022-Mar 2024)

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.

Projects

A Book on al-Khazini’s Book on the Balance of Wisdom

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Atlas of Innovations

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BIFOLD - BZML

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Opening up Data for Re-use: Semantic Modeling and Sustainability

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Research Websites as Research Data

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Spatio-Temporal Analysis using Data Visualization

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Weighing as an Early Global Innovation

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Albert Einstein—Chief Engineer of the Universe (Exhibition 2005)

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Knowledge of Astronomy and the Invention of the Telescope: International Year of Astronomy 2009

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Pratolino: The History of Science in a Garden

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The Emergence and Expansion of Preclassical Mechanics

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Selected Publications

Büttner, Jochen, Julius Martinetz, Hassan El-Hajj, and Matteo Valleriani (2022). “CorDeep and the Sacrobosco Dataset: Detection of Visual Elements in Historical Documents.” Journal of Imaging 8 (10). https://doi.org/10.3390/jimaging8100285.

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Büttner, Jochen, Julius Martinetz, Hassan El-Hajj, and Matteo Valleriani (2022). “Sacrobosco Visual Element Dataset (S-VED).” Zenodo.

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El-Hajj, Hassan, Maryam Zamani, Jochen Büttner, Julius Martinetz, Oliver Eberle, Noga Shlomi, Anna Irene Siebold, Grégoire Montavon, Klaus-Robert Müller, Holger Kantz, and Matteo Valleriani (2022). “An Ever-Expanding Humanities Knowledge Graph: The…

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Eberle, Oliver, Jochen Büttner, Florian Kräutli, Klaus-Robert Müller, Matteo Valleriani, and Gregoire Montavon (2022). “Building and Interpreting Deep Similarity Models.” IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 44 (3): 1149…

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Media

Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Astronomisches Wissen im Wandel: Von der Nebra Himmelsscheibe zum kopernikanischen System

TU Berlin

Die Entstehung einer Wissenschaft: Vom altägyptischen Transportschlitten zur Newtonschen Mechanik

TU Berlin

Astronomical Knowledge; From the Nebra Sky Disk to the Copernican System

IU Bloomington