Stefan Zieme is a postdoctoral fellow at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory »Image, Knowledge, Gestaltung« at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His research focuses on the cultural history and the history of knowledge of the astronomical, physical, and mathematical sciences of the Renaissance and early modern period, especially with regard to the epistemological significance of images. Before he joined the Interdisciplinary Laboratory in 2014, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics in Stockholm and earned his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam.
Stefan’s current projects are on the astral significance in Renaissance art and the relevance of drawing in the astro-mathematical sciences of the early modern period. Courses he recently taught at Humboldt-Universität included the »Cultural History of Comets,« »Epistemic Processes in Physics,« and »Model Building and Fundamental Physics.«