by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn, leading science historian, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, co-initiator of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences, and author of The Evolution of Knowledge: Rethinking Science for the Anthropocene.[...]
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn
Jürgen Renn, a studied physicist, is director at the MPIWG in Berlin since it’s foundation in 1994. His research deals with long-term developments of knowledge, taking into account globalization processes and the historical dynamics that led to the Anthropocene. Based on his research a theory of the evolution of knowledge emerged, that incorporates cognitive dynamics as well as social contexts, opening up new approaches, particularly in the field of digital humanities.
Jürgen Renn is strongly committed to communicating scientific knowledge to the public, he is also involved in the sustainability discussion at the intersection between science and politics.