Media & Press
MPIWG in the Media
“Alternative Fakten: Die falsche Verklärung des Gelehrten Ibn al-Haytham”—Sonja Brentjes, Senior Research Scholar at the MPIWG, critizes statements about Islamic history of science at the Berlin Science Week; Der Tagesspiegel.
“How the Catalan economy benefited under Franco – and what this means for the ongoing stalemate”—Postdoctoral Fellow Lino Camprubi publishes article from MPIWG workshop; The Conversation.
“‘Sound of a dog barking’: history reveals the significance of this North Korean insult to Trump”—John DiMoia, Visiting Scholar in Department III, publishes article through MPIWG workshop; The Conversation.
"An insightful tome recounts the heady early days of general relativity"—Review of Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund’s book The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein’s Princeton Lectures; Science.
“scobel: Fakes & Fakten Was ist echt und was ist falsch? Sind wir in der Lage, dies zu erkennen?”—Lorraine Daston, Director at the MPIWG, discusses the truth behind fakes and facts; scobel (3sat). Go to broadcast (in German)
“The Chirps and Ripples in the Universe That Prove Einstein Was Right”—Review of Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund’s book The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein’s Princeton Lectures; New York Times.
The MPIWG received wide attention in the media in the context of the centenary of the general theory of relativity. Read More
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Christian Schwägerl is the new Journalist in Residence at the MPIWG. Go to Press Release (January 31, 2017)
MPIWG Research Scholar Pietro Daniel Omodeo Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant. Go to Press Release (January 25, 2017)
Presentation of the publication platform of Excellence Cluster Topoi. Go to Press Release (April 11, 2016)
A Journalist in Residence fellowship will be awarded by the Excellence Cluster Topoi. Go to Press Release (February 24, 2016)
In a new public lecture series researchers present research topics from the Exzellenzcluster Topoi in Berlin museums. Go to Press Release (January 20, 2016)
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely death of our friend and colleague Giuseppe Castagnetti on 7 January, 2016. Obituary by Jürgen Renn.
Andreas Bernard is the new Journalist in Residence at the MPIWG. Go to Press Release (August 24, 2015)
Press Release of the Hebrew University on the joint publications by Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund on the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, (July 16, 2015)
The Berliner Antike-Kolleg organizes the second Summer School on Archeology of Music (August 14–15, 2015).
TOPOI organizes an international conference on “Antike Identitäten und moderne Identifikationen” (June 15, 2015).
Research program "Die Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft" (History of the Max Planck Society/GMPG) has been launched (February 6, 2015).
International conference in Berlin, organized by Topoi on the spread of technical innovations in the 4th and 3rd millenium BC (press release in German) (November 21, 2014).
Jürgen Renn, director at the MPIWG, was awarded the “Francis Bacon Prize” 2014 of the California Institute for Technology and the Francis Bacon Foundation (press release in German) (November 21, 2014).
The MPIWG collaborates with Oklahoma University on new publishing platform “Edition Open Sources” and announces new Postdoctoral Fellowships (August 13, 2014).
The Berliner Antike-Kolleg offers new services for research in Classical and Ancient Studies (in German) (June 26, 2014).
Berliner Antike-Kolleg at the newly constructed Archäologisches Zentrum, Press Release (in German) (March 14, 2014).
Jürgen Renn has received the Communitas-Preis from the Max Planck Society, Press Release (in German) (February 20, 2014).
450 years Galileo Galilei—press release (in German) with texts by Jürgen Renn, Matteo Valleriani, and Jochen Büttner (January 22, 2014).