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The Vossius Center is proud to announce that professor Friedrich Steinle is welcomed as Zeeman Fellow for this academic year. The Zeeman Fellows are hosted by the Vossius Center and endowed by the Pieter Zeemanfonds.

Zeeman lecture

Friedrich Steinle will give the Zeeman lecture 'Knowledge in science and beyond: historiographical challenges and the case of colour history' on 30 September 16:00 - 17:30 in the Artis Library

Friedrich Steinle

Friedrich J. Steinle is professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the Technical University Berlin. He is a member  of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (Halle, Germany) and of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur (Mainz, Germany).

Current Research

  • History of electricity and magnetism
  • History of colour research
  • History and Philosophy of experimentation and of concept formation
  • New perspectives for the interaction of History of Science and Philosophy of Science

Selected recent Publications

Exploratory Experiments. Ampère, Faraday, and the Origins of Electrodynamics. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Univ. Press. (2016)
(Ed. with Uljana Feest) Scientific Concepts and Investigative Practice. Berlin studies in knowledge research, vol. 3. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.

“Stability and Replication of Experimental Results: A Historical Perspective.” In: Harald Atmanspacher und Sabine Maasen (eds.): Reproducibility - Principles, Problems, Practices, and Prospects. New York: Wiley (2016), p. 39–63.

“Electromagnetism and Field Physics. In: Jed Z. Buchwald & Robert Fox (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013), p. 533–570.

„Scientific Change and Empirical Concepts“. Centaurus 51, Nr. 3 (2009): 305–13.