Sven Widmalm

Sven Widmalm is Professor at the Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University. His research is in the social history of science from the eighteenth century onwards and has focused on e.g. military cartography and astronomy, the academic culture of nineteenth-century physics, and relations between academic research and industry in twentieth-century biochemistry. Current research concerns include the ‘scientific family’, relations between Swedish and German science during the Third Reich, the history of intellectual property, and post-war research policy.