Short CV/Education and training

  • 1954
    West de Pere, Wisconsin, High School Diploma, Fellowship of the American Field Service

  • 1955
    Matura with honours, 1955, Vienna

  • 1959
    Doctor juris, University of Vienna

  • 1960 – 1964
    Assistant Professor Institute for Criminology, University of Vienna

  • 1969
    Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, New York

  • 1969 – 1972
    Associate Professor and head, Department of sociology, Institute for Advanced Studies

  • 1972 – 1973
    Research Fellow, King's College, Cambridge, UK

  • 1974 – 1987
    Executive and Founding Director of the European Centre

  • 1978 – 1979
    Guest Professor, University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Sociology

  • 1980
    Habilitation, Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, FRG

  • 1981 – 1982
    Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

  • 1982
    Habilitation, Grund- und Integrativwissenschaftliche Fakultät, University of Vienna

  • 1982 – 1987
    Associate Professor, University of Vienna

  • 1985 and 1989
    Guest Professor, Wissenschaftszentrum for Social Sciences, Berlin

  • 1987
    Maitre d'Etudes, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris

  • 1987 – 1996
    Professor of Social Studies of Science, Institute of Theory and social studies of Science, University of Vienna

  • 1988
    Resident, Rockefeller Foundation, Conference and Study Centre, Bellagio

  • 1990
    Guest Professor, Dutch Summer School "Science and Technology Studies", Twente

  • 1990 and 1992
    Directeur d'Etudes, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris

  • 1992 – 1996
    Permanent Fellow, Collegium Budapest/Institute for Advanced Study

  • 1993
    Guest Professor, Sommerakademie, Verbund für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin

  • 1994
    Guest Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

  • 1996 – 2000
    Professor of Philosophy and Social Studies of Science, ETH Zurich

  • 1998 – 2002
    Director of the "Collegium Helveticum", ETH Zurich

  • 2002 – 2004
    Founding Director of the post-doctorate Fellowship Programme "Society in Science: The Branco Weiss Fellowship"

  • 2003 – 2004
    Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

Selected publications

  • Naked Genes, Reinventing the human in the molecular age, (with Giuseppe Testa), MIT Press, Cambridge Mass., 2011

  • Die Gläsernen Gene, Die Erfindung des Individuums im molekularen Zeitalter, (with Giuseppe Testa), Frankfurt a.M.: Edition Unseld, Suhrkamp 2009

  • Insatiable Curiosity, Innovation in a Fragile Future, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2008

  • Cultures of Technology and the Quest for Innovation (ed.), New York, London: Berghahn Books, 2006

  • Unersättliche Neugier: Innovation in einer fragilen Zukunft, Berlin: Kadmos Verlag, 2005, Curiosità insaziabile. L’innovazione in un futuro fragile. Torino: Codice edizioni, 2006

  • The Public Nature of Science under Assault: Politics, Markets, Science and the Law. Heidelberg, New York: Springer 2005 (with D. Pestre, E. Schmidt-Aßmann, H. Schulze-Fielitz, H.H. Trute)

  • Re-Thinking Science. Knowledge and the Public in an Age of Uncertainty. Oxford: Polity, 2001 (with P. Scott, M. Gibbons)

    German: Wissenschaft neu denken: Wissen und Öffentlichkeit in einem Zeitalter der Ungewissheit. Velbrück, 2004

    French: Repenser la science. Savoir et société à l’ère de l’incertitude. Paris : Belin

  • Es ist so, es könnte auch anders sein. Über das veränderte Verhältnis von Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft, Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp, 1999

  • After the Breakthrough; the Emergence of High-temperature Superconductivity as a Research Field, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997 (with U. Felt)

  • The Sociology of the Sciences, Cheltenham: Elgar, 1996 (with K. Taschwer)


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Other professional activities (current):

  • Member, Steering Committee, ESOF2012, Dublin

  • Member, Program Advisory Committee, IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference, 2012

  • Member, University Council Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, since 2011

  • Observer, Senat Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, since 2011

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Falling Walls, Berlin, since 2011

  • Chair, Search Committee for Director IEA Paris, since 2010

  • Member, Scientific Committee, BioVision, Lyon, since 2010

  • Member, Egenis Advisory Board, Exeter, since 2010

  • Member, jury du Prix Claude Lévi-Strauss, since 2009

  • Member, Holberg Prize Academic Committee, since 2008

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, since 2007

  • President, Scientific Committee, Fondazione Rosselli, Turin, since 2006

  • Member, Counseil d`Administration, Fondation Institut d´Etudes Avancées Nord-Sud à Nantes, Nantes, since 2006

  • Member, Scientific Board, Institut für die Wissenschaft vom Menschen, Vienna, since 1991

  • Member, Board of Reviewing Editors, Science, AAAS

  • Member, Advisory Board, Science and Public Policy

Selected membership in professional associations:

  • International Society for the Study of Time

  • Association for the Social Study of Time

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Sektion Wissenschaftsforschung

  • European Association of Science, Society, Technology (EASST)

  • Gesellschaft für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung, ISA

  • International Council for Science Policy Studies

  • International Sociological Association

  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Soziologie

  • Society for Social Studies of Sciences (4S)

Past and present member of the advisory board or co-editor of the following journals:

  • Bibliothek sozialwissenschaftlicher Emigranten aus Österreich; Bulletin of Science; Contemporary Austrian Studies; East Central Europe/ L’Europe du Centre-Est (ECE/ECE); European Journal of Social Theory; Eurosocial; Fundamenta Scientiae; Innovation – The European Journal of Social Sciences; Innovation in Social Science Research; International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences; International Society for the Study of Time; Jahrbuch "Technik und Gesellschaft"; Jcom; Journal of Science Communication; Journal für Sozialforschung; Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie; KronoScope: Journal for the Study of Time, L'Homme. Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft; Natures Sciences Sociétes; Oxygen, La scienza per tutti; Reihe Soziologie, Kohlhammer Verlag; Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie; Science, AAAS; Science and Public Policy; Science, Technology & Human Values; Social Studies of Science; Sociology of the Sciences Monographs; SWS-Rundschau; Temporalistes; Theory and Society; Time and Society; Yearbook in the Sociology of the Sciences; Zeitschrift für Soziologie; Zeitschrift für Wissenschaftsforschung; Zeittheorie und Zeitdiagnose (Newsletter)

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