She studied History and Oriental Languages
at Frankfurt University and worked several years for the "Regesta
Imperii" Project before taking up a thesis on Michael Scot,
the 13th-century astronomer/astrologer at the court of Frederick
II. In the course of this research she studied History of Science
at the Institute for the History of Science at Frankfurt University
and worked as an assistant to Prof. David King. Since 1996 she is
Curator of scientific instruments at the British Museum.
He is Director of the British Museum. His
previous jobs have been at the National Museums of Scotland and
the Science Museum in London. He has served on the UK Committee
for the Public Understanding of Science and was formerly President
of the Scientific Instrument Commission of the International Union
of the History and Philosophy of Science.
JIM A. BENNETT
He is Director of the Museum of the History
of Science in the University of Oxford and a Professorial Fellow
of Linacre College in Oxford. He is currently President of the British
Society for the History of Science and President of the Scientific
Instrument Commission of the International Union of the History
and Philosophy of Science. He was formerly Curator of the Whipple
Museum in Cambridge, where he was also Senior Tutor of Churchill
College. In the field of on-line museum resources he was project
director of the instrument database EPACT.
He is Executive Director of the Exploratorium,
San Francisco. He is also Professor of Physics, currently on leave,
from the University of Paris. From 1982 to 1991, he was Director
of Science and Technology Information, one of eight scientific divisions
of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). His
field of interest is scientific education and information. He has
recently been named "Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur".
JOHN R. DURANT
He is Chief Executive of At-Bristol and was formerly Director of
the Wellcome Wing Project at the Science Museum, London. He is President
of ECSITE - European Collaborative for Science and Technology Exhibitions.
He was professor of Public Understanding of Science at the Imperial
College, London (1993-2001), where he is actually Visiting Professor;
also Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England.
He was Founder Editor of the quarterly journal Public Understanding
of Science (1992-97) and coordinator of a series of research
initiatives on public perception of science in comparative European
Geologo e PhD in Scienze Antropologiche, da
10 anni è Direttore del Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali
di Trento, trasformatosi sotto la sua direzione in un sistema territoriale
che conta sette musei scientifici e una rete costituita da numerosi
percorsi e centri culturali. Attualmente è impegnato nella
progettazione di un Science Centre di interesse sovraregionale e
transfrontaliero. Presidente dell'Associazione Nazionale Musei Scientifici
(ANMS), in questa veste dedica particolare attenzione alla promozione
di una riflessione sulle nuove frontiere della museologia scientifica
e sul ruolo del museo quale importante componente culturale del
He is Director of the Nobel Museum in Stockholm
and Professor of the History of Technology. PhD in the History of
Science and Ideas from Uppsala University, he was Visiting Scholar
at the University of California, Berkeley (1986-87), Visiting Professor
at the University of Pennsylvania (1992) and Overseas Fellow at
Churchill College, Cambridge (1995-96). He is a member of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1994.
È ordinario di Fisica Generale all'Università
Federico II di Napoli. Dopo un'ultratrentennale attività
di ricerca in Fisica Fondamentale e Applicata in università
e laboratori italiani e stranieri, negli ultimi due lustri ha dedicato
attenzione crescente al tema della diffusione e valorizzazione della
cultura scientifica. È fondatore e presidente della Città
della Scienza di Napoli, il primo Science Centre italiano.