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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DAAD awards us a grant! Science Communication and the Dissemination of Knowledge during the Cold War

How did the communication of the new great scientific developments function as another battlefield during the Cold War and how did the Cold War climate itself function as a fertile ground for the dissemination and transfer of knowledge from scientific laboratories to the general public? This project focuses on Greece during the Cold War and […]

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Nuclear Research in Medicine after the Second World War

Symposium, March 20-21, 2023, Vienna, Austria Organizers: Johannes Mattes 1, Cécile Philippe 2, Maria Rentetzi 3 1 Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History (IKT), Austrian Academy of Sciences 2 Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna 3 Chair of Science Technology and Gender Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg […]

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Science Diplomacy explained

An interview with Professor Rentetzi was published in the latest issue of ZEIT GERMANY: Study & Research. In it, she explains what the concept of science diplomacy – which is “suddenly on everyone’s lips” – is all about, and she also gives some insight into her personal career path. Read the interview here.

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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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