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Firenze, 12 aprile 2002
     
 


SILKE ACKERMANN

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.


ROBERT ANDERSON
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.


GOÉRY DELACÔTE
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 context.


MICHELE LANZINGER
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 marketing territoriale.


SVANTE LINDQVIST

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.


VITTORIO SILVESTRINI
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.