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Nina Wormbs

Prof. Dr. Nina Wormbs

Visiting Scholar


Rachel Carson Center
Leopoldstr. 11a, 4. OG, 401
80802 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 72381

Nina Wormbs is an associate professor at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. She holds a PhD in history of technology and an MSc in engineering physics. Between 2010 and 2016, she was chair of said Division and in 2011 she cofounded KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory together with Sverker Sörlin. Wormbs has worked on media history with particular interest in the infrastructural dimensions of broadcasting in Sweden and the Nordic countries. She has also taken an interest in the electromagnetic spectrum as a natural resource. Recently, she has worked on remote sensing and how images of the planet from a distance affects our understanding of our global and local environment. At the RCC, Wormbs will work on a collection of essays where the common core is satellite technology as environing.

RCC Research Project: An Environing Technology: Satellites and the Perception of the Earth

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