Benedikt Löwe

Professor at Universität Hamburg & University of Cambridge
Vice President at the Conseil International De Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines (CIPSH)
ISC Fellow

Benedikt Löwe is a mathematician, logician, and philosopher of mathematics at the Universität Hamburg and the University of Cambridge. In Hamburg, he is the chairholder of the CIPSH Chair “Diversity of Mathematical Research Cultures and Practices” (DMRCP); in Cambridge, he is affiliated with Churchill College, Lucy Cavendish College, and St Edmund’s College.

Next to his mathematical contributions in the foundations of mathematics, Löwe’s philosophical research aims at a deeper understanding of the human dimension of scientific research with a special emphasis on cultural differences between the disciplines. He is a member of the Academia Europaea, the Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg, and the Académie Internationale de Philosophie de Sciences.

Among other tasks, he served as Secretary General of the International Union for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and is currently one of the Vice Presidents of the Conseil International de Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines (CIPSH). His role in international science governance is guided by his belief that philosophy of science is the
voice of reflection for science: representing that voice of reflection, he served on the ICSU/ISSC strategy working group that produced the position paper “Science as a global public good”.

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