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After graduating in philosophy from the University of Rome 'La Sapienza' (1983), I got a fellowship from the Istituto italiano Studi Storici in Naples (1984-5), then, from 1987 to 1990, F.A. Yates fellow of the Warburg Institute, London.
In 1990-1 I was appointed Honorary Research Fellow, Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science, University College London. I was Ricercatore (1992-2001) and associate professor (2001-2012) at the University of Cassino.
My research focused on 17th-century science, notably on English science and on Robert Boyle - whose complete correspondence I edited (with M. Hunter and L. Principe).
I also published a book-length study on atomism and chemistry as well as articles in international peer reviewed journals on early modern chemistry, medicine and natural philosophy.
I am in the Editorial Board of Nuncius, of Intellectual History Review, of Ambix, and of the Newton Project. I am General Editor (with S. Ricci), of the VIII Appendice of Enciclopedia Treccani, devoted to Italian Science.
In 2012 I was Visting Professor at the Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance in Tours.
- Chemistry and medicine in Italy (XVIth and XVIIth centuries)
- Jean Baptiste van Helmont
FIELDS OF INTEREST
Origins of modern science; Theories of matter; Robert Boyle; science and religion in England (17th century); medicine of Paracelsus in Europe; J.B. van Helmont; natural philosophy, chemistry and medicine in Italy in the modern age.