Hiro Hirai comes to us from the Center for Science and Society, Columbia University. While in residence he will be working on the project “Pseudo-Paracelsus: Forgery and Early Modern Science and Medicine.”

Hiro holds a PhD in philosophy and history of science from University of Lille 3. He has published widely in Renaissance and early modern natural philosophy, medicine, and alchemy, including Le concept de semence dans les théories de la Renaissance (Brepols, 2005) and Medical Humanism and Natural Philosophy (Brill, 2011). He also edited Justus Lipsius and Natural Philosophy (Royal Academy of Belgium, 2011) and Jacques Gaffarel between Magic and Science (Serra, 2014). He is currently preparing his third monograph on Renaissance science, medicine, and magic.