In my PhD project, I study relations between the sciences and the humanities in 19th-century Germany. I do so by tracing concepts and methods that moved between the disciplines of physics and history. For example, I have explored why both physicists and historians started to use the concept of “fact” around 1800, and how they interpreted it. Currently, I am studying the role of historical methods in Ernst Mach's physics.
My research is part of The Flow of Cognitive Goods, a NWO project about epistemic transfer between disciplines in the period from 1800 to 2000.
2016 - 2020 PhD Candidate in NWO project The Flow of Cognitive Goods, University of Amsterdam
Nov 2019 Guest scholar LMU München, Department "Wissenschaftsgeschichte"
Dec 2018 Visiting Predoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Insitute for the History of Science (Department II), Berlin
2014-2016 M.Sc. History and Philosophy of Science (cum laude), Utrecht University
2010-2014 B.Sc. Natural and Social Sciences (Bèta-gamma), major in physics, University of Amsterdam