Research at the institute addresses the history of the sciences as a part of society, especially the relation between science and culture in the 19th and 20th century. Current research projects are:

  • History of physics, geophysical sciences and meteorology
  • The relation between science and religion in the modern age
  • History of mathematics, mathematical education and statistics
  • History of genetics
  • The emergence of international networks of researchers in the 19th century
  • History of astronomy
  • History of paleontology and natural history museums
  • History of women in science
  • Newtonianism in the Netherlands

In the annual reports of the Institute one can find a survey of the research that was done in the last couple of years.