Charlotte Bigg is a permanent research fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Alexandre Koyré, Paris. After earning degrees in history and history and philosophy of science from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, she worked at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and at ETH Zurich. She has published widely on the social and cultural history of the chemical, physical and astronomical sciences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in a transnational perspective. Her work focuses especially on the visual and material cultures of scientific practice and their circulation among a range of audiences.
She is currently co-PI of two projects, one focussing on the history of graphic design in the humanities and social sciences in the second half of the twentieth century, and another on the history of French colonial photographic archives.