Current Information

Volker Remmert has been elected for the periode 2017-2021 as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Commission for the History of Mathematics (ICHM).


New articles in the 'BUW Output' magazin

In the recent issue of the research magazin 'Output' an article about history of science from Volker Remmert and Anita Scholz is published, as well as one about philosophy of science from Gregor Schiemann.



New Research Unit “The Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider" funded by the German Research Foundation DFG

The German Research Foundation DFG will fund a new Research Unit whose aim it is to investigate the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN from an integrated philosophical, historical and sociological perspective, in close collaboration with theoretical and experimental particle physicists. The overall funding volume will be 2.5 million euros for an initial three years, with the possibility to extend the project for another three years. Under the common perspective of unification, foundational change, and complexity, the Research Unit’s six projects will investigate (i) the formation and development of the concept of virtual particles, (ii) the hierarchy, fine tuning, and naturalness problems, (iii) the relationship between the LHC and gravity, (iv) the impact of computer simulations on the epistemic status of LHC data, (v) model building and dynamics, and (vi) the strategies of producing novelty and securing credibility at LHC.

The collaboration’s center will be the University of Wuppertal in Germany with philosopher of science Gregor Schiemann as spokesperson; the Principal Investigators of the six interconnected projects are Robert Harlander (Physics, RWTH Aachen), Rafaela Hillerbrand (Philosophy, KIT Karlsruhe), Michael Krämer (Physics, RWTH Aachen), Dennis Lehmkuhl (History and Philosophy of Science, Caltech), Peter Mättig (Physics, Wuppertal), Martina Merz (Science Studies, AAU Klagenfurt), Gregor Schiemann (Philosophy, Wuppertal), Erhard Scholz (Mathematics, Wuppertal), Friedrich Steinle (History of Science, TU Berlin), Michael Stöltzner (Philosophy, University of South Carolina), Adrian Wüthrich (History of Science, TU Berlin) and Christian Zeitnitz (Physics, Wuppertal).

For earlier results of the group, see A number of postdoctoral and PhD fellowships will be advertised in due course.  

Press report:
Large Hadron Collider aus philosophischer, historischer und soziologischer Sicht:DFG-Forschergruppe nimmt Arbeit auf



Kombi M.A. Geistes- Kulturwissenschaften mit dem Teilstudiengand Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte

Neues Studienangebot Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte am Historischen Seminar der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal ab WS 2016/2017

All further information can be found here.

Interdisciplinary Project

Continuity and Change in Science and Technology from 1800 - an Interdisciplinary Perspective

(Prof. Dr. Remmert, Prof. Dr. Schiemann, Prof. Dr. Weber, Prof. Dr. Heinze, Prof. Dr. Volkert)

Current Events

Current Information

Dr. Emmylou Haffner

Emmylou Haffner from the Archives Henri Poincaré (University of Lorraine) and SPHERE (University Paris Diderot) has obtained a scholarship from the Clemens Heller Foundation (Maison des Sciences de l'Homme) to stay at the IZWT. She will work on the edition of Bernhard Riemann's Gesammelte mathematische Werke und wissenschaftlicher Nachlass in 1876 by Richard Dedekind and Heinrich Weber. She will be at the IZWT from January 1 to October 1, 2016.

10 years Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT)

2005 wurde das Interdisziplinäre Zentrum für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung (IZWT) an der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal gegründet. Seitdem betreibt und unterstützt es Forschungsprojekte in den Bereichen der Wissenschaftsgeschichte und der Wissenschaftsphilosophie. Am Donnerstag, 5. November, und Freitag, 6. November, findet anlässlich des 10-jährigen Bestehens die internationale Tagung "10 Jahre IZWT - A Decade of Science and Technology Research: Past Insights & Future Challenges" auf dem Campus Freudenberg statt.

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Dr. Carmen Peréz González (Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte) hat als Kuratorin an der Ausstellung The Eye of the Shah (22.10.15-17.1.16) des Institute for the Study of the Ancient World an der New York University mitgearbeitet.

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Upcoming Events

Mathematik und ihre Öffentlichkeiten


23./24. März 2017

Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Organisation: Maria Remenyi (Wuppertal), Volker Remmert (Wuppertal)



For fourther information please contact Maria Remenyi, remenyi{at} 



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