Matthias Dörries has been Professor of the history of science at the University of Strasbourg since 1999. He obtained his PhD at the Freie Universität in Berlin in 1989 and his habilitation in 1998 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. He was a Post-Doc and Research Fellow the University of California at Berkeley, the CRHST (CNRS) in Paris, the Forschungsinstitut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, and the Max-Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte. He is a member of the editorial board of HSNS (Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences) and currently the president of ESST (European Inter-University Association on Society, Science, and Technology). His work and publications focus on the history of the geophysical and atmospheric sciences. As a Visiting Scholar at the MPIWG, he studied the history of large-scale environmental engineering projects during the Cold War, ranging from terraforming to planetary and geo-engineering.
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
Conference, Asian Extremes. Climate, Meteorology and Disaster in History, University of Singapore,
Conference, Making it up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice, Uppsala University
Conference, AGU Chapman Conference on Stratospheric Aerosols, American Geophysical Union, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife