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Helmuth Trischler

Prof. Dr. Helmuth Trischler



Forschungsinstitut des Deutsches Museums
Museumsinsel 1
D-80538 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2179 - 280

Website: Helmuth Trischler, Deutsches Museum

Helmuth Trischler is the head of research at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, a professor of modern history and the history of technology at LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität), and the director (jointly with Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch) of the Rachel Carson Center. His main research interests are knowledge societies and innovation cultures in international comparison; science, technology and European integration; transport history; and environmental history. Helmuth Trischler is the author of twenty-eight books and edited volumes, approximately one hundred articles, and the co-editor of a number of book series, including Umwelt und Geschichte (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen) and The Environment in History: International Perspectives (Berghahn Books, Oxford and New York).

Current research project: Knowledge Societies and Expert Cultures in Europe (pdf, 16 KB)

Selected Publications:

  • Weimar Culture and Quantum Mechanics. London: Imperial College Press, 2011 (ed. with Cathryn Carson und Alexei Kojevnikov).
  • Physics and Politics: Research and Research Support in Twentieth Century Germany in International Perspective. Stuttgart: Steiner, 2010 (ed. with Mark Walker)
  • "'Made in Germany': Die Bundesrepublik als Wissensgesellschaft und Innovationssystem." Modell Deutschland: Erfolgsgeschichte oder Illusion?, ed. Thomas Hertfelder and Andreas Rödder, 44-60. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2007.
  • Ein Jahrhundert im Flug: Luft- und Raumfahrtforschung in Deutschland 1907 bis 2007. Frankfurt a.M./New York: Campus, 2007 (ed. with Kai-Uwe Schrogl).
  • Wiring Prometheus: Globalisation, History and Technology. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2004 (ed. with Peter Lyth).