Lorraine Daston, Institute Trustee and Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, has been awarded the international Dan David Prize, which recognizes innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. Each year fields are chosen within the three time dimensions catergories—Past, Present, and Future. Daston receives this award in the Past category, which features work that expands knowledge of former times, for her groundbreaking historical work on the ideals and practices of rationality, as she has termed the basic categories of scientific investigation and accomplishment. The prize announcement also cites "her meticulous historical studies of reason, proof, fact, observation, scientific object, data, and even objectivity itself, and how these masterfully demonstrate how such seemingly universal concepts have changed dramatically since the seventeenth century."
Learn more about this prize here.