Prof. Dr. Mitchell G. Ash (born 1948, in New York) is professor of Modern History at the University of Vienna. He holds Ph.D. in history from Harvard University (1982) and has worked or was a visiting professor at several universities in the USA, Germany and Israel (Harvard, Iowa, Berkeley, Princeton, Berlin, Göttingen, Jerusalem). His main fields of interest are history of science, especially relationship between science, politics, society and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries and modern history of Germany.
Prof. Dr. Dieter Hoffmann is Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin, Germany) and extraordinary professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin. His main fields of interest are history of physics in the 19th and 20th centuries and history of science in the GDR.
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn is Executive Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin, Germany). He is furthermore Honorary Professor for the History of Science at the Humboldt-University Berlin, Honorary Professor for Physics at the Free University Berlin and Adjunct Professor for Philosophy and Physics at the Boston University.
Dr. Petr Svobodný, Prof.Ass. (born 1958, in Prague) is Director of the Institute of the History of Charles University and Archive of Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic). He is associate professor of Modern History at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. Main fields of his research are history of universities, history of sciences and humanities and history of medicine and health.