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Laboratory seminar. Martin Emanuel, «Science Diplomacy, Technology Transfer, and Cold War Neutrality: Swedish-Soviet Collaboration in Astrophysics, ca. 1960-1976»

April 17, at 6.30 pm Martin Emanuel, research fellow, will present his paper at the seminar of the Laboratory for Ecological and Technological History of the HSE in St. Petersburg

Laboratory seminar. Martin Emanuel, «Science Diplomacy, Technology Transfer, and Cold War Neutrality: Swedish-Soviet Collaboration in Astrophysics, ca. 1960-1976»


April 17, Wednesday, at 6.30 pm at the seminar of the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History of the National Research University Higher School of Economics - St. Petersburg, the research paper will be delivered by Martin Emanuel, the international postdoc of the Laboratory.

Report: Science Diplomacy, Technology Transfer, and Cold War Neutrality: Swedish-Soviet Collaboration in Astrophysics, ca. 1960-1976.  
Speech will be held in English.

Everyone is welcome!

Annotation:

In his talk, Dr. Martin Emanuel will outline his current project in the making about Soviet-Swedish collaboration in the space sciences during the Cold War. The project focuses on two particular collaborations in astrophysics and space physics carried out during the 1970s. The Swedish-Soviet partnerships built on contacts and exchanges during the 1960s between a host of state, private, and semiprivate institutions in Sweden and the Soviet Union. Dependent on state funding, between-state agreements, and advanced instrumentation and engineering skills, the projects, like other space science projects, engaged not only scientists, but state bureaucrats, politicians, and state design bureau engineers. In short, they need to be considered as more than purely scientific. In focusing on the collaborative project in astrophysics, in which a Swedish-developed instrument was launched with the Soviet Interkosmos-16 satellite in 1975/76, the talk will address issues of science diplomacy and West-to-East technology transfer, relating them to Swedish neutrality policy.

Date: April 17, 2019

Location: Griboedova canal embankment, 123

Room: 317

Time: 18:30