Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen

Associate professor

Department of Mathematics , Science Studies, Aarhus University


The Centre for Science Studies (CSS) was founded 1965 by professor of physics Olaf Pedersen as the Department for the History of the Exact Sciences. Since 2014, it forms part of the Department of Mathematics.

CSS offers a Master's degree in Science Studies and teaches mandatory philosophy of science courses to undergraduate students at the Science and Technology Faculty.

CSS is one of the leading research groups in Europe in the fields of philosophy of science, science communication, and the history of science and technology. Research topics covered by CSS faculty members include:

Science communication
- Public understanding of science and public engagement in science
- Media representations of science
- Citizen science
- Historical studies of popular science

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