The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Dept. I (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn) announces a

Postdoctoral Fellowship

beginning March 1, 2007 (or at the earliest). The position is part of the research initiative “History of Quantum Mechanics,” conducted with the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. For more details concerning the project, see

The fellowship will be for two years, with a possible extension of one year. Outstanding junior scholars with a Ph.D. history of science, philosophy of science, or physics (preferably awarded no earlier than 2001) are invited to apply. Research projects in all areas of history of quantum mechanics are welcome, but the project is especially interested in researchers with good knowledge of the theory that are willing to engage in a detailed study of sources and their understanding. Applications (which may be submitted in German or English) from qualified candidates of all nationalities are welcome. It is expected that candidates have an excellent command of English. The fellows are expected to participate actively in the research activities of the institute.

Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 1.900 and 2300 € (fellows from abroad). Women are especially encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

For questions concerning the research project and Department I, please contact Dr. Christoph Lehner ([email protected]); for administrative questions concerning the position and the institute, please contact Mr. Jochen Schneider ([email protected]).

Candidates are requested to send a curriculum vitae, publication list, research prospectus (maximum 1000 words), a sample text (a chapter of the dissertation or a published article), and two letters of recommendation no later than

January 15, 2006

to the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Administration PD I Boltzmannstr. 22 14195 Berlin Germany