Maximilian Rossmann (M.M.)

I am a philosopher (Ph.D.) and chemical engineer (B.Sc.) and work as Post-Doc in Prof. Cyrus Mody's ERC project “NanoBubbles”. Our project seeks to understand why the scientific record is so difficult to correct and how scientists are able to ignore contradictory evidence. The aim is to foster a healthier scientific dialogue in which contradictory evidence can be debated and errors corrected without fear of repercussions. In collaboration with Cyrus Mody and Candida Sanches-Burmeister, I conduct detailed case studies to trace how the promises of nanobiology emerged, were contested, and defy critical claims at conferences, in emerging research networks, and beyond. My particular interests are the role of narratives and the application of digital methods in the field of Science Technology Studies (STS).