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Ian Lawson

New Zealand
PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science 
University of Sydney
Ian Lawson has a PhD in the history of science from the University of Sydney, and an MA in philosophy from Otago University in New Zealand. His research focuses on early modern natural philosophy, especially ideas of vision, optics, and the use of optical instruments. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and is currently a fellow of the Bild Wissen Gestaltung Excellence Cluster at Humboldt University. He is working on a book about the way Robert Hooke's use of the microscope changed ideas about knowledge and the place of natural philosophy in English society.

Dr. Ian Lawson
History of Science
Email: i.lawson[at]berlin.bard.edu