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Mathieu A.J.H. Ossendrijver

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Principal Investigator

History of Ancient Science; Assyriology; Astrophysics

Address
Arnimallee 10
Room 110
14195 Berlin

I am an historian of ancient science, Assyriologist (PhD), and astrophysicist (PhD) with a research focus on Babylonian astral science (astronomy, astrology, etc.) and mathematics, institutional, social and other contextual aspects of Babylonian scholarship, and cross-cultural transformations of knowledge between Babylonia and neighbouring cultures such as Egypt and the Greco-Roman world.

Curriculum Vitae

2021: Principal Investigator ERC Advanced Grant "ZODIAC. Ancient Astral Science in Transformation" (ERC 885478), Freie Universität Berlin

2020: Research Fellow (DFG), Institut für Altorientalistik, Freie Universität Berlin

2020: Research Fellow, Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe "Rethinking Oriental Despotism", Freie Universität Berlin

2019: Research Fellow, Einstein Center Chronoi, Berlin

2013–2018: Professor for History of Ancient Science, Institut für Philosophie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2011–2013: Research Fellow, Excellence Cluster TOPOI/ Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2010–2011: Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University

2006–2010: Research Fellow (DFG), Institut für die Kulturen des Alten Orients (IANES), Univ. Tübingen

2005–2006: Research Fellow (NWO), Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO), Leiden

1999–2005: Research Fellow (DFG), Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, Freiburg i. Br.

1997–1999: Research Fellow (DFG), Graduiertenkolleg „Nichtlineare Differential-Gleichungen: Theorie, Numerik, Visualisierung“, Mathematisches Institut, Univ. Freiburg i. Br. / Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, Freiburg i. Br.

2010: PhD in Assyriology, Univ. of Tübingen

1996: PhD in astrophysics, Univ. of Utrecht

1991: MA in astronomy; MA in theoretical physics

Grants

2020: ERC Advanced Grant "ZODIAC. Ancient Astral Science in Transformation" (ERC 885478)

2020: DFG research project "Late Babylonian Mathematical Practices" (DFG 437167912)