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Dr. Adrian Wüthrich

Technische Universität Berlin
Institut für Philosophie, Literatur-, Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte
Room H 2534 / Sekr. H 23
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 314 24069

Stable address of this website: http://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=133444 (i.e. TU Berlin, quick access 133444)

Office Hours: by appointment.

Employment relationship: Research and Teaching Associate (History of Science)

Specific research interest: history and philosophy of quantum mechanics, quantum field theory and elementary particle physics

Short Vita



Short Vita

  • 2022: Guest professor for History of Science (summer term, TU Berlin)
  • 2022: ERC Consolidator Grant for the project "Network Epistemology in Practice (NEPI)" (press release in German, project description)
  • since 2016: Leader of the subproject A1 within the research unit The Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider
  • Aug. 2015/16 - March 2016/17: visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Project-Nr. 145409)
  • Okt. 2014-March 2015: visiting researcher at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (London School of Economics and Political Science), funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Project-Nr. 145409)
  • Since Nov. 2012: research and teaching associate at the Institute for Philosophy, Literature, History of Science and Technology, specifically at the Chair for the History of Science
  • Sept. 2011- April 2012: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science (University of Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 2011: Henry-E.-Sigerist-Prize for the promotion of young scholars in the history of medicine and science 
  • June 2010 - April 2013: PostDoc at the University Bern, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Project-Nr. 105211-129730)
  • 2009: Doctorate (Dr. phil.-nat.) in the Philosophy and History of Science (University Bern) with the thesis "Feynman's Struggle and Dyson's Surprise", dissertation project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Project-Nr. 100011-113589)
  • April - Aug. 2007: visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
  • 2005: Diploma in theoretical physics (University Bern) with the thesis "Dalitz Plots and Hadron Spectroscopy"
  • 2003: Diploma in philosophy (University Bern) with the thesis "Quantum Correlations and Common Causes"
  • 1999 - 2009: fellow of the Swiss Study Foundation

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Original Articles in Scientific Journals

Articles in Collected Volumes

  • 2012: „Methoden des Nachweises von Elementarteilchen: Die (Wieder-)Entdeckung des W-Bosons 1983 und 2010". In: MetaATLAS: Studien zur Generierung, Validierung und Kommunikation von Wissen in einer modernen Forschungskollaboration. Hg. G. Grasshoff und A. Wüthrich. Bern: Bern Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science




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