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Network epistemology in practice

Project description

Arriving at new knowledge: the case of a particle physics collaboration

How is new knowledge generated and validated in modern, large-scale research collaborations? This is a key question the EU-funded project NEPI aims to answer. To do this, it will use state-of-the-art tools from digital humanities and focus on the ATLAS collaboration at the CERN particle physics laboratory. The ATLAS collaboration, along with another research team, is best known for discovering the Higgs particle in 2012. The project will also develop historiographic guidelines that can be transferred to future epistemological studies of modern scientific collaborations. Project work will provide a comprehensive picture of recent research practice in particle physics and beyond while contributing to the philosophy of collective knowledge generation.


Net EU contribution
€ 1 992 181,00
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 992 181,00