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Nicolaas Rupke

science history educator

Nicolaas Rupke, Dutch, American science history educator. Fellow St. Peter's College, Oxford, 1974-1977, Wolfson College, Oxford, 1977-1981, Humboldt Stiftung, Federal Republic Germany, 1981-1983; honorary fellow University College, London, 1983-1987. Fellow German Academy of Sciences, Goettingen Academy of Sciences.

Background

Rupke, Nicolaas was born on January 22, 1944 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Son of Christiaan and Pieternella H. (van den Heuvel) Rupke.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Groningen University, 1968. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1972.

Career

Research fellow Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1972-1973. Research fellow University Oxford, England, 1973-1981, University Tübingen, Germany, 1981-1983, Welcome Institute, London, 1983-1987, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Wassenaar, Netherlands, 1985. Research fellow National Humanities Center, North Carolina, 1988-1989.

Senior fellow Institute Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1989-1993. Professor history, science and medicine Goettingen University, since 1993, director institute for history of science, since 1997. Nelson O. Tyrone Junior professor Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1997-1998.

Hannah visiting professor University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 2002—2003.

Works

Membership

Fellow German Academy of Sciences, Goettingen Academy of Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Palmistry.

Connections

father:
Christiaan van

mother:
Pieternella H. (van