Early modern empiricism (experimental culture, arts and science, scientific institutions, lens grinding)
Science and Naturphilosophie (Galvanism, self-experiments, enlightenment, idealistic philosophy, romanticism kant, arnim, ritter, van marum)
Science at early modern universities (science teaching, disputations, academic spheres)
Scientists in Popular Movies (science fiction, mad scientist, biographies, Jack Arnold, David Cronenberg)
The visual culture of experiments (Text book illustrations, performances, engravings, epistemology in culture)
1989-1995 Studies in Physics, Philosophy and History of Science in Hamburg, graduating as a physicist, 1999 Doctorate in History of Science with a thesis on "Empty room in Minerva's house. Experimental Natural Philosophy at the University of Leiden, 1675-1715. " 1995-1998 Research Associate at the Institute for the History of Science, Mathematics and Engineering, University of Hamburg, 1999-2001 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in the independent junior research group "Experimental History of Science" under the direction of H. Otto Sibum , 2000-2003 Secretary of the German Society for the History of Medicine, Science and Technology.
Since 2007 Lecturer at the University of Melbourne (Australia): Faculty of Arts: History and Philosophy of Science.