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Markus Ehberger

Research Institute

Managing Editor Deutsches Museum Studies


Forschungsinstitut für Technik- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Deutsches Museum, Museumsinsel 1
80538 München

Telephone +49 89 2179 535
Email m.ehberger@deutsches-museum.de

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since June 2022
    Managing Editor of the Deutsches Museum Studies
  • Since 2017
    Doctorale Student of the History of Science (TU Berlin). Research Project: The development of the virtual particle concept
  • 2020-2021
    Research Associate at the Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (FSU Jena). Project: Preparation of a city guide to the history of physics in Jena (print and online)
  • 2016 - 2020 and April - June 2021
    Research Associate in the Research Unit The Epistemology of the LHC. Project A1: The Formation and Development of the Concept of the Virtual Particle
    History of Science Group (TU Berlin) and Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology (RWTH Aachen)
  • 2014-2016
    M. Sc. Program in History of Natural Sciences at the FSU Jena
  • 2010-2014
    B. Sc. Program in Physics (Minors: Mathematics and History of Science) at the Universtiy of Regensburg

Research Focus

  • History of Physics in the 20th Century
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • History of Concepts


  • "How to study virtual entities historically? A proposal." Perspectives on Science 1-33 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1162/posc_a_00607
  • " 'The language of Dirac's theory of radiation': The inception and initial reception of a tool for the quantum field theorist." Archive for History of Exact Sciences 76, 531–571 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00407-022-00293-8
  • Together with Christian Forstner: Kommunikationsraum Stadt. Historische Stätten der Physik in Jena. Berlin, Diepholz: GNT Verlag, 2021.
  • "I'm not there. Or: Was the virtual particle ever born?" In: Biographies in the History of Physics: Actors, Objects, and Institutions, ed. by Christian Forstner and Mark Walker. Cham: Springer, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48509-2_15