Frédéric Wieber is maitre de conférences in history and philosophy of science at the Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France). He is a member of the laboratory Archives Henri-Poincaré—Philosophie et Recherches sur les Sciences et les Technologies. He holds a PhD in history and philosophy of science from Université Paris Diderot. His works include papers and chapters on the history of computational chemistry and on the calibration of scientific instruments. He is more generally interested in the tools used in theoretical and computational scientific practices.
During their fellowship Wieber and Alexandre 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.