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Prof. Klaus Hentschel

Areas of Research: Digital Humanities, History, Physics, Philosophy
Thematic Priority: History of physics, astronomy, materials science, optics, spectroscopy, quantum mechanics, visual cultures of science & technology, databases

Field of Work

Klaus Hentschel is a historian of science specializing in the physical sciences from the early-modern period to the 20th century. He published 10 books, 23 anthologies and far more than 150 papers. His last big projects were a comparative history of visual cultures in science, technology & medicine (2014 Oxford Univ.Press), an anthology on the life & work of C.F.v. Weizsäcker (Wiss. Verlagsgesellschaft 2014), a collaborative project on the history and practice of materials science (2016) and a book on the development of the concept and mental model of light quanta (Springer 2017).

Personal Information

Klaus Hentschel (*1961) studied physics, philosophy and history of science at the Univ. of Hamburg. His Ph.D. dissertation deals with philosophical (mis)interpretations of Einstein's theory of relativity. in 1995/96 he was fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and lecturer at the University of Göttingen 1992-2003, and researcher at the University of Berne 2003-5. Since 2006 he is full professor and director of the section for history of science and technology at the university of Stuttgart.

Furthermore he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, of the Académie International d'Histoire des Sciences and co-publisher of "Sudhoffs Archiv. Zeitschrift für Wissenschaftsgeschichte".



Prof. Klaus Hentschel
University of Stuttgart
Institute of History (HI), dept. GNT
Tel.: +49 711/ 685-82312

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