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Simone Turchetti

Simone Turchetti (Principal investigator - CHSTM, University of Manchester)

Simone Turchetti current research focuses on the history of nuclear physics and the geosciences. He received his PhD at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine of Manchester University, and has worked as post-doctoral researcher in the Universities of Bristol and Leeds. He is the winner of the 2002 Singer Prize awarded by the British Society for the History of Science.

Leucha Veneer

Leucha Veneer (CHSTM, University of Manchester)

Leucha Veneer is TEUS research associate at the University of Manchester. She is currently working on the geophysics of oil in the Cold War, at present focusing specifically on developments in the exploitation of North Sea oil and its relation to the geopolitical situation in the 1960s & 1970s. She took her PhD, which focused on the applications of geology in early nineteenth-century Britain, at the University of Leeds.

Peder Roberts

Peder Roberts (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)

Peder Roberts is TEUS research associate at the Historian at the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm). His research interests focus on the history of twentieth century science, with a particular focus on the Nordic countries and the polar regions. He earned his doctorate from the Stanford University Department of History in 2010.

Soraya Boudia

Soraya Boudia (Université de Paris Est - Marne la Vallée)

Soraya Boudia is professor in history and sociology of science in the University of Strasbourg. Former director of the Curie Museum in Paris (from 1999 to 2003), her main area of research has been the history of radioactivity and its applications. She currently studies the global expertise and regulation of nuclear risks and environmental hazards. She is also preparing a book on the history of risk and risk society.

Sébastien Soubiran

Sébastien Soubiran (Université de Strasbourg)

Sebastien Soubiran, is currently a curator, in charge of museum policy of the University of Strabourg and an associate researcher in history of science. His research area is the history of physics in the 20th century, with particular interest on scientific heritage and university collections management. His present research focus on the history of seismology in Strasbourg after World War 2.

Néstor Herran

Néstor Herran (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)

Néstor Herran is senior lecturer at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. His main area of interest is the history of physical sciences in the 20th century, with particular interest on the history of radioactivity and nuclear technology. His current research deals with the history of environmental monitoring of radioactivity.

Roberto Cantoni

Roberto Cantoni (CHSTM, University of Manchester)

Roberto Cantoni is currently working on the history of oil geophysical prospecting, with a focus on diplomacy and security issues involving French and Italian national oil companies in a Cold War context. He received his Master 2 in Logic, History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Paris 7, and his laurea in Physics at the University “Federico II” of Naples.

Samuel Robinson

Samuel Robinson (CHSTM, University of Manchester)

Samuel Robinson is currently working on military oceanography in Western Europe during the Cold War, centring on Britain and focusing on the growth, development and ultimate collapse of the committees that came to define the relationship between oceanographers and their military patrons from 1955-1975.  Sam’s research will study the concurrent developments of Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) and oceanographic research in strategic environments such as the North East Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

Xavier Roqué

Xavier Roqué (CEHIC, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Xavier Roque's is senior lecturer of History of Science at the Centre for the History of Science (CEHIC) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His research focuses on the history of physicals sciences in the 20th century. He is currently working on the history of physical sciences in Spain, and in particular on the political and cultural relations of physics in Francoist Spain.

Lino Camprubí

Lino Camprubí (UAB, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Lino Camprubí is TEUS research associate at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He obtained his PhD in History from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2011. His dissertation explored the links between science, technology and the transformation of the Spanish landscape in the first years of Franco’s dictatorship. As part of TEUS, he aims to expand that perspective onto a transnational narrative, aiming to place geological research and mining in a broader Cold War context.

Matthew Adamson

Matthew Adamson (McDaniel College, Budapest campus)

Matthew Adamson is Director of Academic and Student Affairs at the Budapest campus of McDaniel College. His research has concerned the history of nuclear technology and institution-building in France in the postwar. As part of the TEUS project, he is examining uranium prospecting and its relationship to geopolitics and the growth of the geophysical sciences in the Cold War era.

Sebastian Grevsmuhl

Sebastian Grevsmühl (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)

Sebastian Grevsmühl is TEUS research associate at Pierre et Marie Curie University (UPMC) in Paris. He earned his doctorate in history of science at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in 2012. His research interests focus on the history of the geosciences during the nineteenth and twentieth century. For the TEUS project, Sebastian is focusing mainly on early French contributions to upper atmosphere research and environmental surveillance during the first two decades of the Space age.