Experimental Systems

The project’s goal is to bring together cultural studies and physics in an investigation of specific experimental systems, focusing on how knowledge production takes place, is promoted or hindered within them. The construction, performance and documentation of experiments and the associated formulation of theories are elements of a historical development and can only be understood and examined in their wider cultural context. The project analyses case studies with an interdisciplinary approach, applying perspectives from anthropology, historiography, mathematics, philosophy and physics.