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Christian Dieckhoff

Dr. Christian Dieckhoff

Scientific staff until 2017
resigned
Research area Energy – resources, technologies, systems

Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


Education

2000 - 2006 Studies in mechanical engineering with a focus on energy and environmental technologies at University of Karlsruhe (now KIT; Degree: Dipl.-Ing.)
2002 - 2006 Additional studies in applied studies of culture and society at University of Karlsruhe (now KIT)
2007 - 2014 PhD in philosophy at the Institute for Philosophy of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with the theses "Modelled Future – Energy Scenarios in Scientific Policy Advice" (in German)

Entry at ITAS, fields of work

Since April 2007 I am member of the scientific staff of ITAS. My research interests lie in the field of philosophy of science, epistemology and decision theory. My main question is how one can scientifically justify statements about the future under (epistemic) uncertainty and how those statements can then be used as a fundament of democratic decision-making. Currently my focus lies on energy scenarios which are generated with the aid of computer models and are an important basis for the energy-political debate.

List of publications at ITAS