Loukas Freris, MA

Biographical Note

Loukas Freris is a research assistant at the Chair for Science, Technology and Gender Studies (STGS) at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. He currently works towards his dissertation under the supervision of Professor Dr. Maria Rentetzi and within the framework of the European Research Council Consolidator Grant Living with Radiation: The Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency in the History of Radiation Protection (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/770548/de)

Ηis research focuses on the history of radiation protection in post-war Greece and examines the political and diplomatic aspects of nuclear research in the country. In the framework of the ERC project, he edits a podcast series on History of Science and Technology. This series is a multilingual project that aims to publish the results of STGS members and their partners in an accessible and enjoyable way. https://open.spotify.com/show/7Ij2akvwEs92kdO1YSAocv

He holds an MA in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, (an interuniversity program between the University of Athens and the National Technical University of Athens). In his dissertation he studied the history of one of the largest IAEA technical project. More specifically, he dealt with the IAEA Mobile Radioisotope Laboratory on his first trip from Vienna to Greece. In addition, he holds a BA in Mathematics (2016) from the University of the Aegean.

Research Interests

  • History of natural sciences of the 20th century
  • Politicaldiplomatic history of science and International Relations.
  • Oral History