Professor Peter Weingart

Peter Weingart is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Sociology of Science and Science Policy at the University of Bielefeld, where he was director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research and of the Institute for Science and Technology Studies from 1993 to 2009. He is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Engineering Sciences, managing editor of the Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook and editor-in-chief of Minerva. He has published widely on science policy, science advice in the political sphere, the interaction between science and the media, science communication, and cultural representations of science.