Dr Simone Turchetti

MSc, PhD


Photograph of Dr Simone Turchetti

Contact details:

2.32 Simon Building|Oxford Road|Manchester|M13 9PL

Telephone: +44161 275 5923
Email: simone.turchetti@manchester.ac.uk
Website(s): TEUS website

Research interests

What is science? Rather than been just the dispassionate search for the laws of nature it is also a mode of relation in contemporary society and within developed countries something that has been pursued with massive investments. Today's "big science" means influence and power. In my research I look in particular at how this influence and power filters through the relations between nations thus making 'science' a conduit for international affairs. Through my research I have explored these dimensions in two ways: firstly, the use of science in general, and international collaborative projects more specifically, as a means to strengthen bi-lateral and multi-lateral relations; secondly, the use of science as a practical tool to acquire information on other countries, their development and capability - in a sense as a support for intelligence-gathering.


Highlight publications

  • Simone Turchetti. (2012). The Pontecorvo Affair. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. eScholarID:136816
  • (2012). Sword, Shield and Buoys: A History of the NATO Sub-Committee on Oceanographic Research, 1959–1973. Centaurus, 54(3), 205. eScholarID:152435 | DOI:10.1111/j.1600-0498.2012.00258.x
  • (2012). Patenting the Atom. Knowledge Management and Intellectual Property. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. eScholarID:152439
  • Nestor Herran, Soraya Boudia, Simone Turchetti. (2012). Transnational History and the History of Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. eScholarID:152441

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