XXXIX Congress of the Italian Society for the History of Physics and Astronomy – Pisa 2019

 

The 39th National Congress of the Italian Society for the History of Physics and Astronomy (SISFA) will take place in Pisa on 9-12 September 2019.

The main venue will be at the Enrico Fermi Physics Department of the University of Pisa. A thematic session on the History of General Relativity will take place in Cascina, at the Virgo site. Shuttle transportation from Pisa to Cascina will be on behalf of the local organizing committee.

 

Rationale

The Meeting is one of a well-established series that SISFA has been organizing on a yearly basis since its foundation. It aims at promoting the research activities in the history of physics and astronomy in Italy, carried out not only by academic historians but also by independent scholars and school teachers willing to explore the role of the history of physics and astronomy in present-day teaching of the disciplines. At the same time, the Meeting provides an opportunity to strengthen the collaborations and establish new links among the members of SISFA and the members of other scholarly societies, as well as researchers working in the same and in related fields.
Historians of physics and astronomy are then invited to participate and the invitation is extended to all the scholars and researchers sharing the same kind of interests.
The Meeting will host both invited talks and oral communications. The official languages will be both Italian and English.

 

Topics

Proposals for oral communications should mainly address the history of physics and astronomy, also in connection with the related areas of mathematics, chemistry and the history of science and culture. Studies focusing on historical instruments and documentary sources regarding the mentioned fields are also relevant to the purposes of the Congress, as well as the applications of the history of physics and astronomy in science education and in museum displays.

 

Topical sessions

The year 2019 is dense of anniversaries, among which the bicentenary of Riccardo Felici (1819-1902), the centenary of 1919 measurement of the deflection of light, the five hundred years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the fiftieth anniversary since the first moon landing. Specific topical sessions will consider these important figures and events on the basis of recent scholarly research in the history of physics and astronomy.
Special thematic sessions will be devoted to:

 

Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Salvatore Esposito, INFN Napoli
  • Lucio Fregonese, Università degli studi di Pavia
  • Mauro Gargano, INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte
  • Marco Grassi, INFN Pisa
  • Stavros Katsanevas, EGO
  • Roberto Lalli, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
  • Adele La Rana, Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi, Roma
  • Roberto Mantovani, Università degli studi di Urbino Carlo Bo
  • Marisi Michelini, Università degli studi di Udine
  • Angelo Pagano, INFN Catania
  • Paolo Rossi, Università di Pisa
  • Ettore Vicari, Università di Pisa

 

Local Partners

  • Università di Pisa, Centro Dipartimentale Bruno Pontecorvo
  • Università di Pisa, Dipartimento di Fisica Enrico Fermi
  • Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Pisa
  • Fondazione Galileo Galilei, Pisa
  • Museo degli Strumenti di Fisica, Pisa
  • European Gravitational Observatory, Cascina

 

Local Organizing Committee

  • Carlo Bemporad, Università di Pisa
  • Rino Castaldi, INFN Pisa
  • Vincenzo Cavasinni, Università di Pisa
  • Sergio Giudici, Università di Pisa
  • Giuseppe Grosso, Università di Pisa
  • Adele La Rana, Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi, Roma
  • Claudio Luperini, Università di Pisa
  • Marco Massai, Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Pisa
  • Paolo Rossi, Università di Pisa
  • Gloria Spandre, INFN Pisa
  • Giuseppe Terreni, INFN Pisa

Useful information

Date and time:
dal 9 Settembre 2019, ore 09:00
al 12 Settembre 2019, ore 19:00
Address:
Dipartimento di Fisica "Enrico Fermi", Largo Bruno Pontecorvo, 3, Pisa
Mappa:
Ottieni i Percorsi
Come arrivare:

 

 

Venus

 

 

  • Virgo site of the European Gravitational Observatory,  Via Enrico Amaldi, 56021 Cascina, Pisa

 

Transportation

 

Special reservations can be made for the participants in selected hotels in Pisa within about 1 km from the meeting venue.

Shuttle transportation will be provided to all participants on behalf of the organizers to the Virgo site in Cascina, where special sessions and cultural excursions will take place.

More travel information will be provided in a further bulletin and on the webpage of the Congress.

Hotels:

Hotels in Pisa

10-15 minutes walking distance
Royal Victoria Hotel ***
Lungarno Pacinotti, 12
Tel.  +39 050 940111
post@royalvictoria.it
Hotel Verdi ***
Piazza della Repubblica, 5/6
Tel.  +39 050 598947/53/54
hotelverdi@sirius.pisa.it
B&B Relais Dei Fiori
Via Giosuè Carducci, 35/37
Tel. +39 050 830361
info@relaisdeifiori.com
Hotel Leonardo ***
Via Tavoleria, 17
Tel.  +39 050 579946
info@hotelleonardopisa.it
Borgo Largo 51 B&B
Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 51
Tel. +39 050 578432
info@borgolargo51.com
Hotel Di Stefano ***
Via Santa Apollonia, 35/37
Tel. +39 050 553559
hds@email.it
Hotel Villa Kinzica ***
Piazza Arcivescovado, 2
Tel. +39 050 560419
info@hotelvillakinzica.com
Hotel Relais dell’Orologio ***
Via Uguccione della Faggiola, 12/14
Tel.  +39 050 830361
info@hotelrelaisorologio.com
15-25 minutes walking distance
Hotel La Pace ***
Viale Gramsci, 14 (Galleria B)
Tel. +39 050 29352 ;  +39 050 48863
info@hotellapace.it
Hotel Terminus ***
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 45
Tel. +39 050 500303
info@terminusplaza.it
Hotel Bologna ****
Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 57
Tel. +39 050 502120
info@hotelbologna.pisa.it
Grand Hotel Duomo ****
Via Santa Maria, 94
Tel. +39 050 825088
info@grandhotelduomo.it
more than 30 minutes
Grand Hotel Bonanno ****
Via Francesco Gabba, 17
Tel. +39 050 524030
info@grandhotelbonanno.it
Hotel Nh Cavalieri ****
Piazza della Stazione, 2
Tel. +39 050 43290
nhpisa@nh-hotels.com

In case of problems or questions, contact the Conference Secretariat

Altre informazioni:

 

Registration, abstract submission, conference fees, deadlines

 

Registration and payment of the conference fee are mandatory for all congress participants, both presenting oral communications or attending only.

 

Abstracts of oral communications should be submitted preferably in English. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed on behalf of the SISFA advisory committee.

 

Deadlines.

  • Registration, June 16, 2019 June 30, 2019
  • please fill in the blanks as appropriate in the “Congress registration” area

 

  • Abstract submissionJune 16, 2019 June 30, 2019
  • The abstract should be produced as a file Word (*.doc or *.docx file), named with the surname(s) of the contributor(s) (rossi.docx; bianchi-rossi.doc), and upload in the “Abstract submission” area . Abstracts must provide:
    1. Title of the contribution
    2. Name(s) and Affiliations of the contributor(s),
    3. A brief summary with essential bibliography of the proposed contribution (max 2000 characters, including bibliography and spaces).

 

  • Presentation of oral communications should comply with the procedures indicated in the template
  • The acceptance of the oral contributions will be communicated by June 30, 2019 July 3, 2019
  • Payment of conference fee deadline July 15, 2019 applying to the specific situation listed in the table
Conference fee
SISFA Member
Conference fee € 120
Reduced Conference fee € 60
SISFA Non Member
Conference fee € 180
Reduced Conference fee € 95

 

  • Reductions do also apply for special categories of participants:
    1. Undergraduate students;
    2. Current MPhil or PhD students without scholarship or salary;
    3. MPhil or PhD students, degree obtained 2014-2018;
    4. current Secondary-school teachers.
  • SISFA members should also ensure that their 2019 membership fee has been paid. If not already done, please do.
  • Payment system
  • By bank transfer using the IBAN code and bank details below.
  • Please, remember to write 2019+SURNAME in the comments field (Causale) to allow us proper administrative handling:
  • SISFA (Società Italiana degli Storici della Fisica e della Astronomia)
  • Via Giulio Cesare 7
  • 80125 Napoli
  • IBAN IT78 K033 5901 6001 0000 0119 180
  • BIC/SWIFT: BCITITMXXXX
  • Banca Prossima S.P.A. – Filiale Di Milano – Piazza Paolo Ferrari 10
  • The Conference fee includes:
    1. conference kit
    2. conference booklet
    3. coffee breaks
  • The Conference proceedings will be published online.

 

 

For any information contact us 

Social Programme


During the meeting some special events are planned, as the excursions to the Museum of Scientific Instruments, where an exhibition specially set up on the occasion of the congress will be displayed, and to the Monumental Cemetery, where the painting Il trionfo della morte of Buonamico Buffalmacco (1262-1340) is visible after its recent restoration. Also a scientific visit to the site of the Virgo experiment and of the European Gravitational Observatory is foreseen.

On the first evening of the Conference, there will be the showing of the documentary film “La scelta.  Edoardo Amaldi e la scienza senza confini” carried out under the moral patronage of SISFA.

Registered participants

Surname
Name
Affiliation
City
Abate
Gaetano
Sistema museale Irpino
Avellino
Albertini
Giancarlo
CISO Piemonte
Collegno
Aramo
Carla
INFN-Napoli
Napoli
Auteri
Azzurra
SISFA
Napoli
Bertelli
Susanna
INFN
Roma
Bevilacqua
Fabio
University of Pavia
Pavia
Bianchi
Simone
INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri
Firenze
Bianconi
Antonio
Rome International Center Materials Science Superstripes
Rome
Bocconi
Martina
Università degli Studi di Pavia
Pavia
Bonolis
Luisa
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Berlino
Boscarino
Giuseppe
Associazione culturale, La scuola italica, S. Notarrigo
Sortino
Bouché
Vanda
Rome International Center Materials Science Superstripes
Rome
Bònoli
Fabrizio
Università di Bologna
Bologna
Calamia
Mario
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Firenze
Campanile
Benedetta
University of Bari - Seminario di Storia della scienza
Bari
Capecchi
Danilo
Former professor of Sapienza Roma
Rome
Casi
Fausto
MMUMEC - Museo dei Mezzi di Comunicazione
Arezzo
Castillo Ochoa
Ruth Carolina
Universidad Simon Bolivar y Universidad Central de Venezuela
UDINE
Cerreta
Pietro
Associazione ScienzaViva, Centro della Scienza
Calitri
Christian
Bracco
SYRTE, Observatoire de Paris
Paris
Cioci
Vincenzo
PhD candidate Lille University, France. Liceo Scientifico "F. Sbordone" di Napoli
Napoli
Colombi
Emanuela
Liceo delle Scienze Umane "A. Sanvitale" PR - Centro Fermi - RM
Parma
Colombo
Lino
SISFA
20020 Dairago Mi
Consoli
Maurizio
INFN, Sezione di Catania
Catania
Corradini
Elena
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia- Dipartment of Eneering Enzo Ferrari and Museum System of the University of the University ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Modena
D'Elia
Davide Vincenzo
private
Milano
De Frenza
Lucia
Seminario di Storia della Scienza - Università degli Studi di Bari
Bari
Del Monte
Rosanna
Museo di Fisica Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Napoli
Di Mauro
Marco
Dipartimento di Fisica "E.R. Caianiello", Università di Salerno and INFN Sezione di Napoli
Fisciano (SA)
Drago
Antonino
Department of Physics University Federico II Naples
Calci
Esposito
Salvatore
INFN - Naples' Unit
Naples
FERRIELLO
GIUSEPPINA
nessuna
Arienzo (Caserta)
Focaccia
Miriam
Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi
Roma
Franchini
Laura
Associazione Amici di Città della Scienza
Napoli
Fregonese
Lucio
Università di Pavia
Pavia
Freites
Yajaira
ponente
Caracas
Furlan
Stefano
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Berlin
Gargano
Mauro
INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte
Napoli
Gariboldi
Leonardo
Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Fisica "Aldo Pontremoli"
Milano
Gaudenzi
Rocco
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Berlin
Giannetto
Enrico
university of Bergamo
Bergamo
Introzzi
Gianluca
Università di Pavia
Pavia
Ivaldi
Mattia
Università degli Studi di Torino
Torino
Ivana
Gambaro
Università Genova
Genova
Kennefick
Daniel
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville
La Rana
Adele
Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche "Enrico Fermi"
Rome
La Rana
Giovanni
University of Naples Federico II and INFN
Napoli
Laguens
Florian
Institut de Philosophie Comparée
Paris
Lalli
Roberto
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Berlin
Lanfiuti Baldi
Lucia
La Sapienza
Roma
Linguerri
Sandra
University of Bologna
Bologna
Loiodice
Maurizio
yes
Bari
Loiodice
Eleonora
Università degli Studi di Bari, Seminario di Storia della Scienza
Bari
Luperini
Claudio
Dipartimento di Fisica - Università di Pisa
Pisa
Maiani
Luciano
Sapienza Università di Roma
Roma
Mantovani
Roberto
Università di Urbino Carlo Bo
Urbino
Marcacci
Flavia
Pontifical Lateran University
Perugia
Migliorato
Renato
SISFA
Roma
Organtini
Giovanni
Università di Roma Sapienza
Roma
Orlando
Andrea
SISFA
Catania
Pagano
Angelo
INFN sez. di Catania and Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Ettore Majorana"
Catania
Palma
Paolo
MIUR - Istituto Comprensivo "Via Carotenuto 30"
Giugliano in Campania
Pennetta
Cecilia
Università del Salento, Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica
Lecce
Pinto
Fabrizio
Izmir University of Economics, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Izmir
Pisano
Raffaele
Lille University
Lille
Realdi
Matteo
SISFA
Trento
Romano
Luigi
Università degli Studi di Bari
Bari
Rossi
Arcangelo
Università del Salento
Lecce
Rossi
Paolo
Dipartimento di Fisica "E. Fermi" - Universita' di Pisa
Pisa
Scotti
Valentina
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II - INFN Sezione di Napoli
Naples
Shore
Steve
Università di Pisa. "Dip. di Fisica "Enrico Fermi" - INFN. Sezione di Pisa
Pisa
Sicolo
Anna
Direzione Sanitaria Asl Napoli I Centro
Napoli
Sotillo
Alberto
Biblical Institute of Telaviv
Roma
Steinle
Friedrich
Technische Universitaet Berlin
Berlino
Sánchez Pineda
Arturo
University of Udine, INFN, ICTP and CERN
Geneva
Taddei
Mario
Centro studi Leonardo3
Milano
Takuwa
Yoshimi
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tokyo
Tucci
Pasquale
Università degli Studi di Milano
Milano
Tuscano
Maria Luisa
SISFA
Torino
Urbani
Diego
member
Roma
Veneroni
Stefano
Università del Piemonte orientale, Vercelli; Università Cattolica di Milano
Paris
Verrilli Hernandez
David
Università Centrale del Venezuela. Facoltà di Scienze
Caracas
Zanini
Valeria
INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova
Padova

Abstract submission

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The abstract should provide: Title, Name/s of Author/s and a brief Summary in English (MAX. 2000 characters including spaces and essential bibliographic references).

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