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A Tale of Two Editions

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Material evidence for a Frankfurt second edition of ‘Utriusque cosmi maioris.’
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Lunchtime Lecture

Tuesday, December 20 | 12pm

Institute fellow Bono Shih will shed light on the legacy of ancient warfare in modern engineering with “Critiquing Engineering Practice from Archimedes to Modern Technological Progress.”
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Science and Survival

Now on View

This outdoor exhibition features large-scale reproductions of correspondence belonging to German Jewish chemists Georg and Max Bredig and reveals the family’s struggle to escape the
Nazi regime.

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