Jürgen Renn is honorary professor for History of Science at both the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin. He has taught at Boston University, at the ETH in Zurich and at the University of Tel Aviv. He has held visiting positions in Vienna, Bergamo, Pavia and at CalTech. He is a member of the Leopoldina as well as of further national and international scientific and editorial boards. In 2011 he won the Premio Anassilaos International. In 2014, he won the ESHS Neuenschwander Prize and the Premio Internazionale Marco & Alberto Ippolito and was awarded the Max Planck Communitas Award and the Francis Bacon Award. Selected publications: with K. Gavroglu, Positioning the history of science, Dordrecht, Springer, 2007; The genesis of general relativity, Vol. 1-4. Dordrecht, Springer, 2007; The globalization of knowledge in history, Berlin, Edition open access, 2012; with P. Damerow, The equilibrium controversy: Guidobaldo del Monte’s critical notes on the mechanics of Jordanus and Benedetti and their historical and conceptual background, Berlin, Edition open access, 2012; with P.D. Omodeo, Das Prinzip Kontingenz in der Naturwissenschaft der Renaissance, Berlin, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 2013; Schrödinger and the genesis of wave mechanics, in W.L. Reiter & J. Yngvason (eds.), Erwin Schrödinger – 50 years after, Zürich, European Mathematical Society, 2013, pp. 9-36.