Alexandre Hocquet is a former computational chemist academic and now a professeur des universités in history of science at the Université de Lorraine and a member of the laboratory Archives Henri-Poincaré—Philosophie et Recherches sur les Sciences et les Technologies. His focus is on STS, particularly the relationships between software and production of knowledge with works on computational chemistry but also Wikipedia and Football Manager. Methodologically, his works rely on the analysis of threaded conversations in web forums or mailing lists.
During their fellowship Frédéric Wieber and Hocquet will work together on software packages in computational chemistry in order to understand the intertwined relationships between models and scientific software. Their aim is to devise biographies of software packages by focusing on how and why such packages were envisioned, created, designed, coded, maintained, distributed, licensed, and used.