is a doctoral assistant at the philosophy department of Ghent University. He has a Phd in Philosophy and Moral Sciences (VUB, 2019). His research is situated in the field of history and philosophy of science, with a special focus on scientific practices as learning processes. The focus of his PhD research was on the work and teaching activities of Petrus van Musschenbroek (1692-1761). More generally, Pieter is interested in questions relating to the nature and the role of universities, and the relation between science and society, both from a historical and a contemporary perspective.