Jürgen Renn

Jürgen Renn is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Honorary Professor for the History of Science at the Humboldt-University Berlin, Honorary Professor for Physics at the Free University Berlin, Adjunct Professor for Philosophy and Physics at Boston University. His research focuses on the history of early modern mechanics, the history of relativity theory, and the interaction between cognitive and contextual factors in the history of science.
Jürgen Renn

List of Publications

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The Equilibrium Controversy

This study reviews a historical discussion about the question of whether a balance in equilibrium, after having been deflected, returns to its original position.
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Guidobaldo del Monte's Mechanicorum Liber

The book is a comprehensive treatise on mechanics dealing with the five simple machines.