Current Fellows of the Young ZiF

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Amrei Bahr
HHU Düsseldorf, Department of Philosophy
Areas of Research: Philosophy of Artefacts, Philosophy of Waste Disposal, Ethics of Copying, Aesthetics
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Konstantin Chatziathanasiou
University of Münster, Institute for International and Comparative Public Law
Areas of Research: Constitutional Law, in part. matters of its design and enforcement; Law and Social Inequality; (Experimental) Law and Economics; Interdisciplinarity in Legal Sciences
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TorbjØrn Cunis
University of Stuttgart, Institute for Flight Mechanics and Control
Areas of Research: Automation of Vehicles and Aircraft; Optimization in Control Engineering; Reliability and Convergence of Optimization Algorithms; Analysis of hybrid systems; Mathematical systems theory
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Sandra Dinter
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Department of English and American Studies
Areas of Research: British Literature and Culture (19th -21st centuries); Space, Mobility and Gender; Neo-Victorianism; Poststructuralism; Constructions of Childhood
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Saskia Fischer
Leibniz University of Hanover, German Studies Department
Areas of Research: Literature, Ritual and Religion; Camp and Holocaust Literature; Jewish literature; Guilt, forgiveness, and moral repair in literature and philosophy; Performativity and Rhythm in Theater and Drama
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Carolin Gebauer
University of Wuppertal, Department of English and American Studies
Areas of Research: English literature and culture, in particular the twenty-first century novel; representations of migration and mobility across media; cultural practices of storytelling; postclassical narratology (in particular cognitive, rhetorical, and cultural narratology) and interdisciplinary narrative research
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Felix Günther
TU Berlin, Institute of Mathematics
Areas of Research: Differential Geometry; Discrete Differential Geometry; Architectural Geometry; Discrete Complex Analysis; Discrete Integrable Systems; Statistical Physics
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Maximilian Heimstädt
University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Sociology and Weizenbaum-Institute for the Networked Society, Berlin
Areas of Research: Organizational Theory, Science & Technology Studies (STS), Experts and Expertise, Predictive Analytics, Transparency and Accountability, Open Science, Science Communication
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Michael Homberg
Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam
Areas of Research: 19th to 21st Centuries Media and Cultural History; History of the Digital Age; History and Theory of Globalization; History of Human Rights, Humanitarianism and Development; Metropolitan Modernity
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Shumon Hussain
Aarhus University, Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies
Areas of Research: Human Origins/Palaeolithic Archaeology; Theory and Method of Lithic Analysis; Environmental Humanities; Human-Animal Relations; Epistemology of Archaeology
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Janin Jäger
University of Giessen, Mathematical Institute
Areas of Research: Numerical mathematics, approximation theory, radial basis functions and kernel methods, approximation on spheres and manifolds, applications to medical data science and imaging
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Saana Jukola
University of Bonn, Institute for Medical Humanities
Areas of Research: Philosophy of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences (in part. issues of evidence-based practice); Social Epistemology; Values in Science
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Alexander Koch
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Theoretical Informatics
Areas of Research: Cryptography and IT Security; Cryptography for the Social Good; Cryptography and the AI Control Problem; Cryptography and Philosophy; Philosophy of Effective Altruism
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Matthias Leanza
University of Basel, Department of Sociology
Areas of Research: Sociological Theory and History of Ideas of Sociology; Historical Sociology; Biopolitics and Prevention; Imperial and Colonial History
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Nicole Ludwig
Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Cluster of Excellence "Machine Learning: New Perspectives for Science"
Areas of Research: Machine learning, esp. time series prediction, Uncertainty quantification, Decision making under uncertainty, Sustainable energy systems, Climate change impacts on energy systems
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Benjamin Paaßen
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Berlin
Areas of Research: Machine Learning, esp. distance-based learning and recursive neural networks; intelligent tutoring systems; stereotypes in video game culture
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Rima-Maria Rahal
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Behavioral Law und Economics Group, Bonn
Areas of Research: Cognitive and affective processes underlying social and moral decision making
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Benjamin Schäfer
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Faculty of Science and Technology, Ås
Areas of Research: Data science; Stochastic Analysis and Modelling; Statistical Physics; Network Dynamics; Modelling of the Energy System; Sustainability and environmental issues (especially air and water quality)
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Julia Schubert
University of Speyer, University and Science Management
Areas of Research: The science-politics nexus in world society (scientific expertise and policy-making in historical perspective); climate policy; science studies; political sociology
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Alexander Stark
Universität Hamburg, Law Faculty
Areas of Research: Philosophy of Law; theory of norms; rationality of legal actions; normativity of law; theory of interdisciplinarity; public law; environmental law
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Jan Wohland
ETH Zürich, Department of Environmental Systems Science
Areas of Research: Renewable Energies & Energy System Transformation; Impacts of climate variability and climate change (esp. the electricity system); Redispatch & Weather; Uncertainties & Contradictions in climatic reanalyses of the 20th century
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Stephanie Zehnle
Kiel University, History Department
Areas of Research: African, Global and Colonial History; History of Islam; Environmental History and History of Human-Animal Relations; Global History of Comics
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Marietta Zille
Vienna University, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Areas of Research: Neuroscience; Stroke; Brain Hemorrhage; Vascular Dementia; Cell Death

Former Fellows of the Young ZiF