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Prof. Dr. William R. Newman
Indiana University

Biography:
William R. Newman is a professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University. Most of his research has been in the history of alchemy and “chymistry.” He has published two books – The Summa perfectionis of pseudo-Geber (Leiden: Brill, 1991) and Gehennical Fire: The Lives of George Starkey, an American Alchemist in the Scientific Revolution (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994). Newman has just completed Promethean Ambitions: Alchemy and the Art-Nature Debate, a book that will focus on the relationship of alchemy to the pre-modern arts up to the time of Robert Boyle. In broad terms, Promethean Ambitions considers the issue of the limits of human creativity, for which alchemy provided a powerful focus from the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries. The book deals with alchemical attempts to replicate natural products over a wide variety of areas, from the artificial synthesis of gold to the production of artificial human life.

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List of Names in alphabetical order

 
  Abbas, Akbar
  Anderson, Laurie
  Andrews, Lori B.
  Aziz, Anthony (& Sammy Cucher)
  Bec, Louis
  Berke, Heinz, Prof.
  Beutelspacher, Albrecht, Prof. Dr.
  Binswanger, Hans Christoph, Prof. Dr.
  Blume, Eugen, Dr.
  Bramkamp, Robert
  Brandt, Reinhard, Prof. Dr.
  Bredekamp, Horst
  Breidbach, Olaf, Prof. Dr. rer nat. Dr. phil.
  Buchloh, Benjamin
  Chapman, Dinos
  Chapman, Jake
  Coy, Wolfgang
  Cucher, Sammy (& Anthony Aziz)
  de Wolf, Hans Maria
  Denker, Andrea, Dr.
  Draesner, Ulrike
  Dreyblatt, Arnold
  Eliasson, Olafur
  Emigholz, Heinz, Prof.
  Fechner-Smarsly, Thomas
  Fischer, Ernst Peter, Prof. Dr.
  Fleischmann, Monika
  Ganten, Detlev, Prof. Dr. med.
  Gillen, Eckhart
  Gohr, Siegfried
  Görsdorf, Jochen, Dr.
  Graham, Dan
  Groys, Boris
  Grünbein, Durs
  Hahn, Oliver, Dr.
  Halling, Horst, Prof. Dr.
  Hamer, Dean
  Harrison, Newton
  Hedinger, Bärbel, Dr.
  Heidelberger, Michael, Prof. Dr.
  Kelch, Jan, Prof. Dr.
  Kocka, Jürgen, Prof. Dr. Dr. hc.
  Konrád, György
  Krois, John Michael, Prof. Dr.
  Laurenze-Landsberg, Claudia
  Leidloff, Gabriele
  Lincoln, Paul Etienne
  Linke, Detlef B., Prof. Dr.
  Macho, Thomas
  Mayer Harrison, Helen
  Mignonneau, Laurent
  Mitchell, William J. T.
  Müller, Jörn, Prof. Dr.
  Mundry, Eberhard, Prof. Dr. Ing.
  Negendank, Jörg, Prof. Dr.
  Newman, William R., Prof. Dr.
  Ossing, Franz
  Oursler, Toni
  Pöppel, Ernst
  Primas, Hans, Prof. Dr.
  Reiche, Ina, Dr.
  Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg
  Riederer, Josef, Prof. Dr.
  Roob, Alexander
  Schmitz, Lisa
  Schröder-Smeibidl, Birgit, Dr.
  Schulz, Thomas
  Schuster, Peter-Klaus, Prof. Dr.
  Schwartz, Hillel
  Segebade, Christian, Ing. (grad.)
  Simon, Dieter, Prof. Dr. Dr. hc, Dr.hc
  Sommerer, Christa
  Stafford, Barbara
  Stege, Heike, Dr.
  Stelarc
  Strauss, Wolfgang
  Wagner, Catherine
  Weirich, Susanne
  Weizenbaum, Joseph, Prof. Dr.
  Welte, Karsten
  Wiener, Oswald
  Wildung, Dietrich, Prof. Dr.
  Wilke, Olaf, Dr.
  Zeki, Semir, Prof. Dr.
  Zielinski, Siegfried, Prof. Dr.

 
         
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