Vita: Nicolaas A. Rupke
Prof. Dr., is Director, Institute for the History of Science, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany. Educated at Groningen (BSc, 1968) and Princeton (PhD, 1972) Universities, he held research fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution, Oxford University, Tübingen University, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, the National Humanities Center, and the Institute of Advanced Studies in Canberra.
He is the author of several scientific biographies, including a study of the Oxford geologist William Buckland, The Great Chain of History (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983) and of the London biologist Richard Owen (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1994). He currently works on „Eminent lives in twentieth-century science-and-religion.“