How did the IAEA, a diplomatic and political international organization, come to dominate scientific institutions with a long tradition in radiation protection?

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Prof. Rentetzi featured in “alexander!”

In the last issue of FAU’s research magazine, alexander!, an interview with Prof. Rentetzi was published (in German) in which she reflects upon science diplomacy. You can read it here.

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Call for abstracts: science communication during the Cold War in Greece

Two-stage workshop (Germany, Greece) IKYDA project (no. 57628081) Organizers: Maria Rentetzi, Professor, Chair of Science Technology and Gender Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany George Vlahakis, Associate Professor, Hellenic Open University, Greece This workshop explores the communication of science within the politically turbulent Cold War context in Greece. After the Second World War science, and especially nuclear […]

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Negotiating Radiation Protection

On October 21-22, 2022, a group of international participants will come together at FAU (and on Zoom) to discuss their papers submitted for a forthcoming volume called Negotiating Radiation Protection, edited by Prof. Rentetzi in cooperation with Angela Creager (Princeton) and M. Susan Lindee (University of Pennsylvania). The book project has its origins in a […]

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International History of Radiation Protection

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.

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The Historical Relations of the IAEA to Other Regulatory Agencies

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.

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Standardization and Implementation

The conceptual analysis of standardization is key to understanding scientific work at the interface of laboratory and clinical or industrial practice.

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