Jürgen Renn

Jürgen Renn is director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and honorary professor at Humboldt-Universität and at the Freie Universität Berlin. His research focuses on structural changes in systems of knowledge. Renn is coinitiator of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities and cofounder of the innovative book series Edition Open Access. He has been responsible for numerous major exhibitions on the history of science. He has taught at Boston University, at the ETH Zurich, and at the Tel Aviv University. Since 2005, he is an elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. In 2014, he was awarded the science awards Premio Anassilaos International, Max Planck Communitas Award, ESHS Neuenschwander Prize, and Francis Bacon Award.


Triggers: Introducing the Technosphere

The Technosphere, Now
With Peter K. Haff, Mark B. N. Hansen, Erich Hörl, Jürgen Renn, Birgit Schneider

Round table

Oct 2, 2015