Koen Vermeir is Research Professor (CR1) at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). After graduate studies in theoretical physics, philosophy and history of science, in Leuven, Utrecht and Cambridge, he has held various interdisciplinary research positions in Europe and the USA. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Centaurus, an international journal of the history of science.
Vermeir is specialized in the history and philosophy of science with a special interest in the construction of modernity and the interconnection between science, technology and imagination. Vermeir has worked on the history and philosophy of open science and on science as a sharing economy. He has also studied how the credibility of science is sustained and how the sciences are insulated from suspect phenomena or practices.
Koen Vermeir has led the “Science Advice”, “Scientific Excellence” and “Open Science” Working Groups of the Global Young Academy (GYA). The GYA is a global scientific academy that aims at giving young scientists a voice, and Vermeir is currently a member of its Executive Committee. He provides scientific advice to policymakers with a special focus on scientific integrity, open science, indicators of scientific excellence and impact, science advice for policy makers, the replicability of science, trust in science, and science in a post-fact society.
Koen Vermeir takes part in the "Pâtisserie with the Prof" sessions, come debate and enjoy a talk with him on 12 July at the ESOF Agora Square at 7:30 am.