Helmuth Trischler is Head of Research at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, professor of modern history at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich, and director of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. His main research interests are innovation cultures in international comparison; science, technology and European integration; and environmental history. He conceptualized the world’s first major exhibition on the Anthropocene (Welcome to the Anthropocene. The Earth in Our Hands), which was on display at the Deutsches Museum 2014–16.
His recent books include Building Europe on Expertise. Innovators, Organizers, Networkers (2014), Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands (2015), and Cycling and Recycling. Histories of Sustainable Practices (2016).