Arne Schirrmacher

CSTMS Research Unit: Office for the History of Science and Technology, Office for the History of Science and Technology

Research AreasBesides a wide interest in the history of science in the broad sense which is covered in teaching activities, Arne's key research interests are: - the history of science communication in twentieth-century Europe - development of quantum theory and atomic representation - scientific socialization (i.e., within science student clubs and fraternities) - relations of war and ideology to the development of modern science

Arne Schirrmacher has worked as historian of science at the Deutsches Museum in Munich for roughly a decade and collaborated with the Berlin Max Planck Institute for the History of Science on a number of projects more recently. Since 2010 he is based as a senior researcher at the history department of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. His educational background lies in physics, biology, and philosophy, which he studied at Hamburg, Oxford and also Munich where he received a PhD in mathematical physics before turning fully to the history of modern mathematical sciences (actually as a Postdoc at UC Berkeley). He also spent also a year at Göttingen University with the Hilbert Edition Project and has been teaching at various German universities.

last updated: February 13th, 2012