Examining the IAEA’s role in the History of Radiation Protection (HRP-IAEA) turns our attention to the history of nuclear diplomacy as a means for understanding how our scientific knowledge about radiation protection has been shaped by diplomatic, social, economic, and political concerns. The main actor is the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the focus is on its role in shaping radiation standards throughout the Cold War. Our research marks a diplomatic turn in the history of science. HRP-IAEA is a Horizon 2020 funded European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant project led by Prof. Dr. Maria Rentetzi and hosted by Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.
Why was Denmark so slow to adapt Nuclear Energy, when the country housed one of the biggest nuclear scientists ever, Niels Bohr? In the second half of 2021, our postdoctoral fellow Aske Hennelund Nielsen was consulted and appeared as an on-camera expert for the documentary “Niels Bohrs Hemmelighed” (English: Niels Bohr’s Secret) for Danish Broadcasting […]
Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 10:00 STGS seminar room (Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 61, room 02.21) Register here to attend via Zoom When science meets art: How computer technologies impact art history Recent years have seen an increasing intersection between science and art. Computational methods have been developed and employed to study art images, visualize large image corpora, or […]
Prof. Rentetzi was invited by German newspaper DIE ZEIT to participate in a panel discussion about “The Future of Science Diplomacy” on December 1, 2022. The panel is part of a one-day event on “Universities in Times of Crisis,” to be held at Auditorium Friedrichstraße in Berlin. Prof. Rentetzi’s fellow discussants will be Dr. Georg […]
As a unique technoscientific and diplomatic organization, the IAEA embodies the defining feature of post-WWII nuclear research: political collaboration on an international level became the precondition for any international scientific cooperation.More InfoProjects
In the late 1950s the UN started to develop an international regulatory system for managing ionizing radiation risks based heavily on the geopolitical division of the world.More Info
The conceptual analysis of standardization is key to understanding scientific work at the interface of laboratory and clinical or industrial practice.More Info
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HRP-IAEA has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.
Grant Agreement number: 770548 — HRP-IAEA — ERC-2017-COG