This talk will delve into the micro-features of scientific experimentation. Rheinberger will start from a particular experimental environment, the laboratory with its experimental systems. He will take a closer look at the traces it produces and then characterize the features that enable people working in such contexts to develop their particular micro-performativity.

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger studied philosophy, linguistics, and biochemistry in Tübingen and Berlin and earned his habilitation in molecular biology. He held positions at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, the University zu Lübeck and University of Salzburg. From 1997 to 2014, he was director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. At the center of his research is the history and epistemology of the experiment as well as scientific and artistic research practice. His most recent book is entitled The Hands of the Engraver: Albert Flocon Meets Gaston Bachelard (2018).

In English
An ICI Event organized by

Elizabeth Brogden, Christiane Frey, and Ulla Haselstein, in cooperation with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin, generously supported by the Thyssen Foundation

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