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The flow of scientific information between Russia and the West 1890 – 1960: the case of control theory

Bissell, C.C. (2006). The flow of scientific information between Russia and the West 1890 – 1960: the case of control theory. In: Annual Conference of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association, 28-29 May 2006, Toronto, Canada.

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Abstract

The theory of automatic control, in which Russia and the Soviet Union have played a major rôle for over 100 years, offers a fascinating case study of the two-way flow of scientific and technical information. The paper will concentrate on three periods: the late 19th and early 20th century (when Russian scientists and engineers tended to publish in both Russian and western European languages, normally French and German); the mid 20th century (when contacts were often frowned upon in the Soviet Union, and could even be dangerous); and the Cold War (when Russia and the West jockeyed for scientific superiority).

Item Type: Conference Item
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 7943
Depositing User: Christopher Bissell
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:00
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/7943
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